Minn. Gov. Dayton Makes Overture to Republicans to End Gov't Shutdown
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Democratic Gov. Mark Dayton is offering to accept a Republican proposal to bring more money into Minnesota's budget to end a two-week-old government shutdown.
Dayton said Thursday that he will take an offer Republicans made just before the shutdown started, if Republicans agree to drop a list of policy changes and a plan to reduce the state workforce by 15 percent.
He also wants lawmakers to approve a construction projects bill totaling at least $500 million.
GOP leaders did not immediately respond to emails seeking comment.