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Potential Minnesota government shutdown questions and answers

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ST. PAUL -- Questions and answers about the Minnesota state budget and a potential government shutdown:

What is the status of the budget?

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The current budget ends on June 30, so a new one is needed to fund state operations as of July 1. Article 11, Section 1 of the state Constitution says, "No money shall be paid out of the treasury of this state except in pursuance of an appropriation by law." If a new budget does not pass by July 1, much of state government could shut down.

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