Sword Of The Lord With Electronic Edge

Friday, July 01, 2011

Broken deals, bitter words and a state shuts down | StarTribune.com

Broken deals, bitter words and a state shuts down | StarTribune.com: "Talks imploded Thursday between DFL Gov. Mark Dayton and Republican legislative leaders in the final hours before a midnight deadline, and Minnesota began a historic government shutdown.

'This is a night of deep sorrow for me,' Dayton said in an address at 10 p.m. that was punctuated by jeers and hisses from Republicans, including some lawmakers.

The governor said his last offer would have raised income taxes only on those earning more than $1 million a year -- an estimated 7,700 Minnesotans, or 0.3 percent of all taxpayers, according to the Revenue Department.

Republicans rejected the proposal, Dayton said, because they 'prefer to protect the richest handful of Minnesotans at the expense of everyone else.'"

No comments:

Please Help Support Us If You Like What You See On This Blog.