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Mark Dayton

Apr 10, 2015

State of State has familiar ring to it

Gov. Mark Dayton renews his pitches for education, transportation, and bonding in his fifth State of the State address.

Feb 18, 2015

Bill rescinding commissioner raises advances

A Republican-backed bill would rescind the governor’s power to unilaterally change salaries for commissioners and takes back pay the additional pay from the new salary increases.

Feb 17, 2015

Dayton unveils list of 600 road, bridge projects

Gov. Mark Dayton released a list of unscheduled road and bridge projects that he said would happen if the proposal survives the uphill battle it faces in the Legislature.

Feb 13, 2015

DFL trust issues at the Capitol

The initially partisan battle over Gov. Mark Dayton’s proposal to give raises to his state commissioners morphed into an intra-party struggle that leaves Dayton at odds with his fellow Democrats.

Feb 13, 2015

Public service, or patronage?

Public servants shouldn't have to beg for rice and wear hair shirts, but there needs to be a balance between protecting the public purse and ensuring that political appointees are well compensated.

Feb 11, 2015

In education, don’t follow the money

Finding a workable way forward toward better educational outcomes is possible but that doing so demands reframing the question.

Jan 30, 2015

Long-term care becomes near-term priority

An ambitious bill to change the way the state pays for nursing homes and in-home care got a first hearing in the House this week.

Jan 30, 2015

Dayton looks to boost pay for judges

Gov. Dayton's spending plan includes pay raises for judges, more public defenders and added compensation for jurors--if lawmakers get on board.

Jan 30, 2015

Mailed fist in a velvet glove

Gov. Dayton's budget proposal shortchanges Greater Minnesota in a way that smacks of political retaliation against regions that were not enthusiastic about Dayton’s re-election.

Jan 28, 2015

Three-way fight over state’s budget

Gov. Dayton's budget proposal shares few themes with the DFL Senate, let alone GOP House.

Jan 21, 2015

Dueling tax-cut plans emerge

Dayton pitches child care tax credit while the GOP's plan would aid small businesses.

Jan 7, 2015

Dayton visits White House

Governor Mark Dayton was among other members of the National Governors Association executive committee who met with President Barack Obama.

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