STAFF BLOG CAPITOL CHATTER 'Shutdown is going to be difficult'
Many Minnesotans would feel a state government shutdown, even though a judge is allowing more than a third of state employees to stay on the job.
People stopping at a highway rest area or planning ... Posted on 6/30/11 at 3:32 AM
It is a conservative candidate’s dream: the chance to accuse a judge of taking over powers that should be left to legislators and governors.
Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty, a probable 2012 Republican presidential candidate, enjoyed that opportunity when Judge Kathleen Gearin ruled that he violated the state constitution last summer in making budget cuts.
When he announced he will appeal, Pawlenty warned there now is a danger that the state budget “will be run out of the courthouse.”
, December 31, 2009
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