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Minnesota / Government Shutdown #1001703

NBC Evening News for Friday, Jul 01, 2011
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(Studio: Kate Snow) Report introduced.

(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.

Snow, Kate;
Yang, John

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