Minnesota lawmakers approve budget deal; governor's signature will end 20-day state shutdown

July 20, 2011 - 4:45 AM
Minnesota Shutdown

Bi-partisan smiles were visible during a news conference outside Gov. Mark Dayton's office as GOP leaders Sen. Amy Koch, middle, and Speaker of the House Kurt Zellers, left, joined Dayton, right, in announcing a special legislative session and possibility of getting a budget passed Tuesday, July 19, 2011, in St. Paul, Minn. (AP Photo/Star Tribune, David Joles) MANDATORY CREDIT; ST. PAUL PIONEER PRESS OUT; MAGS OUT; TWIN CITIES TV OUT

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Minnesota lawmakers approve budget deal; governor's signature will end 20-day state shutdown