Minnesota mean at heart of government shutdown
What you get when you give the GOP a modicum of political power: States that shut down. Meanwhile, if they have total control like in Kansas, they spend their time shutting down planned parenthood and women’s health clinics.
There once was a time when Minnesota held an exalted position in American politics. It was known as a model of good government, the kind of place that sent poets to the Senate and produced politicians with nicknames like “The Happy Warrior.”
For the second time in six years, the state’s leaders failed Friday to agree on a budget in time to avert a government shutdown, marking Minnesota as one of just five states where government has ground to a halt in the last decade—and the only one where it’s happened twice.
As a result, the state is now known for its political gridlock, the kind of place that sends a professional wrestler to the governor’s mansion and produces politicians who write books such as “Rush Limbaugh Is a Big Fat Idiot.”