The Minnesota government was forced to shut down Friday for the second time in six years after lawmakers failed to reach a budget agreement before a midnight Thursday deadline.
Gov. Mark Dayton held a news conference to announce an impasse in budget talks two hours before the deadline.
"This is a night of deep sorrow for me," Dayton said.
The governor, a member of the Minnesota Democratic-Farmer-Labor party wants to raise taxes on the wealthiest 1.9% of Minnesotans, as well as cut spending.
Republicans accused the governor of giving up too soon.FULL STORY