State lawmakers discuss end of shutdown with KARE

11:49 AM, Jul 15, 2011   |    comments
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  • House Deputy Minority Leader Debra Hilstrom (DFL-Brooklyn Center)
  • State Sen. Geoff Michel (R-Edina)

GOLDEN VALLEY, Minn. -- Opposing state lawmakers appeared on KARE 11 News at 10 Thursday night, just hours after party leaders came to an agreement to end the state budget impasse and, ultimately, end the government shutdown.

House Deputy Minority Leader Debra Hilstrom (DFL-Brooklyn Center) and Senate Deputy Majority Leader Geoff Michel (R-Edina) joined KARE 11's Mike Pomeranz and Julie Nelson for a live discussion Thursday night and talked about how the agreement will affect the state.

Governor Mark Dayton and House Speaker Kurt Zellers had originally agreed to appear on KARE 11 News, but both backed out after the two sides reached an agreement Thursday afternoon.

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