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Governor Proposes Tax Credit for 130,000 Minnesota Families

Posted on January 20, 2015 at 10:35 AM

ST. PAUL, MN – Governor Mark Dayton today released details of his proposal to expand the Child and Dependent Care Credit in Minnesota, providing $99.9 million in direct tax relief to 130,000 Minnesota families. The Governor’s proposal would expand eligibility for the tax credit, allowing more middle-income families to claim a refundable tax credit for costs associated with child care, and dependent care for family members who are aging, or have a disability.


Governor Dayton Announces Launch of TransparencyMN Website

Posted on January 02, 2015 at 2:52 PM

Continuing his administration’s efforts to build a Better Government for a Better Minnesota, Governor Mark Dayton today announced the launch of a new state website, where Minnesotans can easily see how their tax dollars are spent. On the new TransparencyMN website, the public can find useful information such as details on state agency budgets, local governments and school district finances, and state audits and reports.


Health officials offer tips and guidance to prevent the spread of influenza in Minnesota

Posted on December 23, 2014 at 1:08 PM

Governor Mark Dayton and Health Commissioner Dr. Ed Ehlinger today urged Minnesotans to take precautions to prevent the spread of influenza in Minnesota. According to the Minnesota Department of Health (MDH), Minnesota is currently experiencing one of the worst influenza seasons in recent memory, with 359 people hospitalized since October.


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