Minnesota To Reopen; Governor Gives In To Republicans
Governor Mark Dayton believes he’s doing the right thing for his state, even if he has to cave to inflexible ideologues.
“Despite my serious reservations about your plan, I have concluded that continuing the state government shutdown would be even more destructive for too many Minnesotans,” Dayton wrote in the letter. “Therefore, I am willing to agree to something I do not agree with – your proposal – in order to spare our citizens and our state from further damage.”
Dayton said accepting the offer, with conditions, would bridge a $1.4 billion gap between him and the Republican leadership without any more drastic cuts to to essential services.
“If this gets resolved and gets Minnesota back to work in the next few days, then it doesn’t matter what people say about me,” Dayton said.
If an agreement is in place, Dayton says he’s ready to call a special session to end the shutdown within three days.Click here for reuse options!
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