The Minnesota government began shutting down on Friday after lawmakers failed on Thursday to to reach a budget agreement before a midnight deadline. It is the second time such a shutdown has occurred in six years.
CNN reports Gov. Mark Dayton held a news conference to announce an impasse in budget talks two hours before the deadline.
"This is a night of deep sorrow for me," Dayton said.
According to the network, the governor, who is a member of the Minnesota Democratic-Farmer-Labor Party, wants to raise taxes on the wealthiest 1.9% of the state’s citizens, as well as cut spending.