Bills would keep parks, fishing license system open in a shutdown

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  • Updated: February 21, 2012 - 11:00 PM
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falcon1674Feb. 21, 12 8:11 PM

Sounds like Republicans are trying to find a way to shut down government and make sure the only people harmed by it are government employees.

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husker1983Feb. 21, 12 9:02 PM

Modify the bill's to allow all positive cash flow portions of Gov't to stay open. This is basic common sense.

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luzhishenFeb. 21, 1211:03 PM

Next time shut down the Secretary of State. Let the businesses that depend on BIG GOVERNMENT feel the pain when they can't do mortgages, contracts, etc.. Otherwise only the "little people" pay.

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ubetcha101Feb. 22, 12 8:03 AM

Falcon are U saying that government employees are not working the parks and fishing? Or I bet your thinking that that should be privatized ! Great idea!

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themightybFeb. 22, 1211:47 AM

Anything that makes government shutdown more convenient is a bad idea. There should be real consequences that are felt by all Minnesotans for the failure of politicians to do what they were elected to do. If that was the case they may be more likely to strike a deal rather than face ouster by the constituents they harmed with their grandstanding. That goes for the chumps on either end of the spectrum.

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chuckynarzFeb. 22, 12 2:50 PM

How about a bill that outlaws any future shutdow?!

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morrissmnFeb. 26, 12 9:53 AM

How about accounting for all monies the state has before shut down. Remember that, Roughly $870 million was found afterwards. Opps found this under the cable bill, sorry. Total bs. Or how about the state not being able to collect sales tax when they are shut down.

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getcrazyMar. 2, 12 1:19 PM

How about a bill where the elected officials at the capital lose their health and retirement benefits if there is a state shutdown during their term? I'm fine with that. BTW - anyone else notice the GOP going after unions and govt employees for having those benefits but they never complain that they have them too? In fact for serving a single term they get them for life. How does that work> How is that fair? The rest of us have to keep working to get them or put in our 25 years or wait until 65. All the GOP is doing is trying to put focus on the people that still have these benefits or make enough to buy them so it takes the focus off those who don't have them who work for corporations that buy elections through donations.

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