Rep. Keith Downey (left) talks to Rep. Branden Petersen on the house floor on June 30, 2011, as they await the government shutdown in the capitol in St. Paul, Minn. The Minnesota state government shutdown at 12:01 a.m. CDT on July 1, 2011. (Associated Press/Carlos Gonzalez/Star Tribune)

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Rep. Keith Downey (left) talks to Rep. Branden Petersen on the house floor on June 30, 2011, as they await the government shutdown in the capitol in St. Paul, Minn. The Minnesota state government shutdown at 12:01 a.m. CDT on July 1, 2011. (Associated Press/Carlos Gonzalez/Star Tribune)