Saturday, July 02, 2005

The first in a long string

MAKING HISTORY: Minnesota government shut down
Friday for the first time ever after state
lawmakers failed to pass a temporary spending

HOW DID IT HAPPEN? Senators adjourned shortly
after Republican Gov. Tim Pawlenty asked for a
stopgap measure to keep the government running 10
more days. Earlier, the governor and House
Republican leaders rejected a temporary measure
passed by the Senate.

THE AFFECTS: About 9,000 employees were laid
off, highway rest stops will be unattended for
the July Fourth weekend, and no new driver's
licenses will issued.

That's the whole bit.

Lotta details missing here.

Why the silence?

Another thing: The particular party in power will,
of course, be blamed.