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VIDEO: Workers Face a Shutdown

June 16, 2011 By Tom Niemisto, Video Production Specialist

Starting last week, thousands of state employees received layoff notices in the mail. Major agencies of state government will shut down if no budget is reached by July 30th, and those that depend on state services, like students and patients, might be turned away.

Instead of arguing over what is or isn't a "critical service" for the near future, Minnesotans need to focus on a balanced approach to a budget solution to move Minnesota forward for the long haul.

 

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