City of Red Wing


Friday, July 15 2011 12:00 AM

All of us were probably relieved to hear last night's announcement that the Governor and

legislative leaders had finally agreed on the general framework to end the longest state

shutdown in the nation's history. The news may mean that thousands upon thousands go back

to work, important construction projects get moving again, and that the vulnerable and those

in need can rely on critical assistance. However, as the Governor, Speaker Zellers and Majority

Leader Koch made clear; "no one is going to be happy with this" and many will not be

impressed with the kick‐the‐whale down the road approach employed to resolve the budget impasse.

See the whole story here.

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