Mayor Coleman responds to Judge Gearin’s orde

Mayor Chris Coleman released this statement in response to Judge Gearin's finding that local government aid is a standing appropriation for essential services that must be paid to cities regardless of a state government shutdown: “Judge Gearin's finding confirms what we have always known: that funding for public safety--police officers and firefighters--is essential to our city and our state. This resolution provides a level of certainty that police, firefighters, parks and libraries in Saint Paul will remain operating in the event of a state government shutdown.”