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ANALYSIS: Budget, shutdown about spending dispute

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ST. PAUL -- Minnesota's news media have inundated the state's residents in recent days with government shutdown news.

Special master. Taxes. Offer. Rejection. Non-profits. Blind services. Zoo. Licenses. Closed.


It is too much for a person to comprehend. But the main reason for the shutdown is as simple as what breaks up so many marriages: How much money should be spent?

In many minds, a secondary reason is inexperience of the main players.

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Don Davis
Don Davis has been the Forum Communications Minnesota Capitol Bureau chief since 2001, covering state government and politics for two dozen newspapers in the state. Don also blogs at Capital Chatter on Areavoices.