Minnesota's Shutdown Ends : The Two-Way Lawmakers reached final agreement on how to close $5 billion budget gap earlier today. Government offices had been shuttered for 20 days.
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Minnesota's Shutdown Ends

"Gov. Mark Dayton (D) has signed the state budget, ending a 20-day state government shutdown," our friends at Minnesota Public Radio report.

They add that "Dayton signed nine budget bills and three other spending bills about five hours after the Republican-controlled Legislature approved them."

As the Star Tribune writes, a special legislative session "concluded just before 3:45 a.m. Wednesday after a marathon of votes on nine budget bills and a $500 million bonding bill. There was little fanfare when the deal was done and lawmakers had erased a projected $5 billion deficit largely through one-time borrowing."