MnSCU to continue operating if a state government shutdown occurs

Posted: June 30, 2005

Contact: Doug Anderson, doug.anderson@so.mnscu.edu, 651-201-1426

Classes at the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities will be in session and all other system functions will continue as usual in the event of a partial state government shutdown.

This is possible because the Legislature approved and Gov. Tim Pawlenty signed a bill to fund higher education. The bill, appropriating an additional $107.5 million to the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities for the biennium beginning July 1, became law when the governor signed it on May 26.