The standoff at the state capitol continues. Governor Dayton wanted to bring in a mediator to discuss the stalemate in the state budget, but the GOP wasn’t very into that idea. Conversely, Dayton didn’t send his commissioners to the meeting of the new Legislative Commission on Planning and Fiscal Policy. Meanwhile, the real consequences stemming from a lack of a budget are starting to line up, including the threat of a government shutdown, layoff notices for state workers and payments of upwards of $50million for those laid off.