Court weighs budget dispute; judge reluctant to make shutdown spending decisions
ST. PAUL -- The courts are not equipped to make state spending decisions, a judge said on Thursday while hearing testimony asking her to do just that if July 1 arrives without a budget in place.
"The courts have been drug into this," Chief Judge Kathleen Gearin of Ramsey County said. "We will do our best."
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