More than two dozen legislators collected reimbursements during state shutdown

At least 28 legislators collected reimbursements for expenses during the state government shutdown last summer. The St. Cloud Times reports most of those are from the state Senate.
Author:
Publish date:

At least 28 legislators collected reimbursements for expenses during the state government shutdown last summer. The St. Cloud Times reports most of those are from the state Senate.

Next Up

Related

More than two dozen arrested in Olmsted County warrant sweep

Authorities arrested 25 of Southeast Minnesota's most violent criminals. The warrants were for a number of violent offenses, including drive-by-shootings and drug sales. Nine government agencies, including the U.S. Marshall Service, helped make the arrests.

Remember the shutdown? DFL legislative candidates hope you do

At this time last year a countdown to the shutdown was underway at the Capitol. DFL candidates are reminding folks of those days and saying the scene could repeat itself if Republicans keep control of the Legislature. A Republican leader says Minnesotans are not talking about last year and have moved on.

Legislative panel rejects state worker contracts

A Republican-led legislative panel rejected new contracts for more than 27,000 state workers. Senator Mike Parry called Governor Dayton irrational and referred to union leaders as "dinosaurs" following the vote Thursday.

Minneapolis eyes shutdown of two downtown nightclubs

The City of Minneapolis is urging the shutdown of two Warehouse District clubs -- Envy and Bootleggers-- after city regulatory staff say they observed over-serving of alcohol, a rash of fights and marijuana smoking in the bathroom. The city says the proposed action is part of their crackdown on club crime.

Shutdown cost state nearly $60M, but saved about $65M in unpaid salaries

Budget officials say the state lost almost $50 million in revenue and spent about $10 million preparing for and recovering from the shutdown. But those costs were more than offset by roughly 22,000 layoffs. Still, as the Associated Press reports, those figures do not reflect lost productivity or other "indirect" impacts.

Can Minnesota be the number one state on two wheels?

Apparently plenty of bikers are able to squeeze their wallets into their Lycra shorts. Bicycle tourism is big business, bringing hundreds of millions of dollars to Minnesota. At a summit in Mankato this week, state agencies and private groups will focus on how to become the nation's premier destination for bike tourists.