Budget crisis causes Minnesota government shutdown





Rating is available when the video has been rented.
This feature is not available right now. Please try again later.
Uploaded on Jul 10, 2011

Subscribe to our channel http://bit.ly/AJSubscribe

In the US state of Minnesota, the governor is a Democrat, the legislature is controlled by Republicans and a budget crisis has led to a partial government shutdown.

The governor wants higher taxes on upper income people to cover the state's projected $5 bn deficit.

But Republicans insist on spending cuts only.

Meanwhile, some 23,000 workers - many of them state employees - are out of work and without a pay check as the crisis is in its second week.

Al Jazeera's Tom Ackerman reports.

At Al Jazeera English, we focus on people and events that affect people's lives. We bring topics to light that often go under-reported, listening to all sides of the story and giving a 'voice to the voiceless.'
Reaching more than 270 million households in over 140 countries across the globe, our viewers trust Al Jazeera English to keep them informed, inspired, and entertained.
Our impartial, fact-based reporting wins worldwide praise and respect. It is our unique brand of journalism that the world has come to rely on.
We are reshaping global media and constantly working to strengthen our reputation as one of the world's most respected news and current affairs channels.

Social Media links:

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/aljazeera
Instagram: https://instagram.com/aljazeera/?ref=...
Twitter: https://twitter.com/ajenglish
Website: http://www.aljazeera.com/
google+: https://plus.google.com/+aljazeera/posts

All Comments

Comments are disabled for this video.
When autoplay is enabled, a suggested video will automatically play next.

Up next

to add this to Watch Later

Add to

Loading playlists...