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Shutdown Day 19: Special session starts, stops as shutdown end nears

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The Minnesota Legislature went into special session this afternoon to pass a state budget, almost immediately recessing to discuss the bills in private.

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There was no indication when lawmakers would approve spending more than $35 billion in the next two years, ending the state's longest government shutdown.

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Don Davis
Don Davis has been the Forum Communications Minnesota Capitol Bureau chief since 2001, covering state government and politics for two dozen newspapers in the state. Don also blogs at Capital Chatter on Areavoices.
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