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#Minnesota gov: I'll trade a budget deal for a jobs bill

Maybe it was the threat of people not being able to buy beer and cigarettes, but Minnesota Governor Mark Dayton, a Democrat, said today that he'll
Governor Mark Dayton speaks to the Minnesota National Guard in May.
Governor Mark Dayton speaks to the Minnesota National Guard in May.

Maybe it was the threat of people not being able to buy beer and cigarettes, but Minnesota Governor Mark Dayton, a Democrat, said today that he'll accept Republican lawmakers' offer for a state budget so the government shutdown can end. Governor Dayton, a Democrat, said he'll take their proposal from June 30 on three conditions.

One, Republicans have to drop their demands for policy changes like restrictions on abortion and a voter ID law. Two, they have to give up on cutting 15 percent of the workforce at all state government agencies. And, he writes:

Third, that after all of the budget issues have been resolved in a special session, you support and pass a bonding bill in that session of not less than $500 million to put people back to work throughout Minnesota.

At the state level anyway, Democrats seem to think they can settle a budget dispute and demand government spending to help solve the unemployment problem. Minnesota Republicans say they're thinking the governor's offer over. More on the show tonight.