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Some state employee layoffs could start July 1 if legislators fail to pass budget

Some state employee layoffs could start July 1 if legislators fail to pass budget Photo: KSTP/ Ashley Zilka.

Rebecca Omastiak
Updated: June 01, 2021 12:32 PM
Created: June 01, 2021 12:23 PM

Some state employees began receiving notices Tuesday that they could be laid off in 30 days if state legislators fail to pass a budget.

Notices from the Minnesota Management and Budget office state that while "we expected the Legislature to agree to a biennial budget before July 1, we must follow the requirements of our labor contracts and complensation plans."

The notices address different classifications of state employees in the event of a shutdown.

"This past year has been unbelievably challenging, and I'm sorry that the budget situation at the Legislature causes additional stress and uncertainty," Gov. Tim Walz said in a separate letter. "I will continue to do everything I can to reach a balanced budget agreement in time to avert a shutdown."


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