Negotiators on a $1.3 trillion government spending bill dropped protections for so-called Dreamer immigrants and gave President Donald Trump only a partial victory on paying for his U.S.-Mexico border wall as talks entered their final stage on Wednesday.Read More »
Lawmakers locked in a political stare-down Wednesday were buffeted by rising anger from across the nation about a partial government shutdown that ruined vacations, sapped businesses and closed military cemeteries as far away as France. Some on Capitol Hill ominously suggested the impasse might last for weeks, but a few Republicans seemed ready to blink.
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A year after the state government shut down because of a budget impasse, the Minnesota Department of Transportation has paid out $5.59 million in claims to contractors who suffered losses related to the shutdown, including more than $664,671 to Wisconsin-based companies.Read More »