NBC Evening News for Friday, Jul 01, 2011
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(Chicago: John Yang) The shutdown of the government in Minnesota due to a standoff between the legislature and the governor over the budget featured; details given about what is closed; scenes shown of a protest; map shown of states with deficits. [Minnesotan Sara HANSEN- comments on coming to the park one last time.] [Governor Mark DAYTON- criticizes the Republicans.] [Minnesota house speaker Kurt ZELLERS- says this is about shutting down government for a political purpose.] [National Conference of State Legislatures Arturo PEREZ- says the decisions about what to do get harder each year.] The fight in South Carolina between Governor Nikki Haley and lawmakers over higher-than-expected revenues noted.
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