Legislature's Final Night
Chanting "Tax the Rich," "No Budget, No Peace," and "We Get Our Jobs Done, Why Don't You?" hundreds of union members held deafening rallies outside the chambers of the Minnesota Senate and Assembly before they adjourned at midnight May 23. Both houses of the Legislature, which are controlled by Republican majorities, refused to compromise with Gov. Dayton on a balanced budget. Without a budget in place, state government shuts down on July 1.
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