Starting at 9, we'll hear from Governor Dayton, then we will get the latest shutdown news from Phil Picardi and Tim Pugmire, and hear where the Vikings' push for a new stadium stands from Tim Nelson.
Media is assembling in #mdayton reception room for budget bills' signing to end #mnshutdown
Small table has stack of 12 bills ready for #mdayton signature
Governor Dayton to sign bills, take questions from reporters, says MPR News reporter Tim Pugmire...
Sec of State @mritchie will join @GovMarkDayton to immediately sign bills to become law to quickly end #mnshutdown
Dayton expected to appear in 2 minutes in the governor's reception room...
Dayton to sign bdgt bills at w/in minutes. SOS Ritchie will also sign to speed enactment. #mnshutdown
Governor enters the room, along with SOS Mark Ritchie. Black felt-tip marker at the ready. He will use that pen 12 times. That pen would be a good souvenir?
Dayton, Ritchie signing stack of 12 bdgt bills to end #mnshutdown.
Common Cause's Mike Dean to Kerri Miller: There was very little transparency in this process. And I find it hard to believe legislators had time read, understand these 12 bills.
#mnleg adjourned @3am-ish after 13 hour spec session.
Dayton: I'm not entirely happy with this budget. It's not what I wanted but it's the best option we had.
Dayton mixes up signing pens "so no one knows which one signed the tax bill."
Dayton: "not happy" w/ bdgt outcome to end #mnshutdown.
Dayton: This budget gets people back to work. It preserves a $37.5 billion biennial budget that protects essential services like early Medicaid. It increases the per-pupil aid formula. No service cuts or fare increases to Metro Transit.
RT @Stowydad: Dayton: "I'm not entirely happy with this budget I just signed into law. it's not what I wanted. but it's the best option ...
Gov. Dayton's newser is live on MPR News right now. Tune in. #mnshutdown
RT @Stowydad: Dayton calling budget $35.7B package. Republicans are putting a lower General Fund pricetag on it. #mnshutdown
Dayton: $500m bonding bill will create 14k jobs.
Dayton: Bonding bill gets people back to work. To my great disappointment, downtown projects in Twin Cities, Rochester and other cities not funded. Important what's not in the bill -- no cloning ban. No ban on woman's right to choose what to do with her own body. No ending of collective bargaining rights
Dayton: "major disappointment" that tax hike on rich not passed.
Back to Politics: Dayton rips GOP for "bad" parts of bdgt compromise.
Dayton: This was a difficult, unpleasant time. It was hard to figure out what the ending would be.
Dayton asked how long it will get state government back up and running. Answer: It's going to depend on the circumstances for different parts of government. Everyone's geared up and ready to go to get back to work as soon as possible.
Dayton: employees called back immediately, expect most of them to be there Thursday.
RT @Stowydad: Dayton says state workers waived claim on back pay by signing agreement allowing them to take unemployment #mnshutdown
Dayton: Borrowing to close gap irresponsible but the "other alternative between now and December was to accept their all cuts budget" and that would have been worse.
Dayton: "I take responsibility for the spending level. ... I take responsibility for the bonding bill."
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