There’s no avoiding the budget shutdown, even as you’re driving past closed rest stops.
Each has a picture of Gov. Mark Dayton, with the saying “Thanks a lot, Governor Dayton.”
One has a picture of him and the state Capitol, with a sign: “Sorry, we’re closed.” One has a newspaper headline: “Thousands Laid-Off in State Shutdown.” One says “Next Rest Area 138 miles (Exit 214 — Iowa.) And one says “Itasca State Park, Closed.”
Minnesota Majority’s president Jeff Davis said the billboard campaign was “designed to shame the governor into doing his job and sign the balanced budget bills to get state business back up and running.”
The group says Clear Channel Outdoor advertising refused to put up the billboards, so they found another outdoor advertising company who took their business.