Sen. Michel: “Gov Dayton is in a Position to Close the Deal”

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At an impromptu news conference outside Governor Mark Dayton’s office this afternoon, Republican Senator Geoff Michel said that the Democratic governor “is in a position to close the deal.” Michel refused to answer questions about a possible special session or government shutdown.

Jacob Wheeler

In addition to shooting videos for The UpTake, Jacob Wheeler is a contributing editor at the progressive political magazine In These Times, publishes the Glen Arbor Sun in his native Michigan, and authored "Between Light and Shadow," a recent book about the Guatemalan adoption industry. Wheeler's stories have appeared in such magazines as the Utne Reader, Earth Island Journal, Rotarian and Teaching Tolerance magazine, and newspapers including the San Francisco Chronicle and Christian Science Monitor. He speaks fluent Spanish, German and Danish.

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