A budget stalemate forced a virtual full shut down of the Minnesota government on Friday and left only a limited array of state services in operation over the busy holiday weekend.In other words, they're holding their breath until they turn blue. Maybe if that doesn't work, they'll run away from home. Our legislators did, after all*.
Visitors won't be able to go to the state parks or the zoo, and travelers will find the highway rest stops shuttered. Road construction projects will cease, as will licensing for teachers and businesses.
And notice how unbiased the CNNMoney report is? It's all "Oh, noes! They're closing the orphanages and they can't afford to feed the baby giraffles at the zoo!" No mention is made of all the kickback checks that can't be cashed, or how the governor's LearJet is sitting idle for lack of fuel (but of course those are probably 'necessary expenses') or of all the crackheads that aren't getting their stipends that go to subsidize the state's aftershave industry...
*Unfortunately, they came back.