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      Governor Dayton to hold town hall meetings in Rochester

      Posted on March 27, 2013 at 2:49 PM

      Rochester Photo Credit: Flickr User cursedthing

      Over the last week, more than 500 Minnesotans gathered at town hall meetings hosted by Governor Mark Dayton in Duluth, Moorhead, and St. Cloud. The Governor’s ‘Meetings with Mark’ are an effort to engage Minnesotans in personal conversations about his proposed investments in education, job creation, and improving the lives of middle-class families. Another Meeting with Mark has been scheduled for next week in Rochester at the following time and location:

      Thursday, April 4 at 6:00pm
      Heintz Center Common Area
      Rochester Community and Technical College
      1926 College View Road East
      Rochester, MN 

      Meetings with Mark give Minnesotans the opportunity to weigh-in on the state’s ongoing budget conversation – offering ideas, questions, and concerns about the state’s education system, our economy, and our shared future. Governor Dayton welcomes all viewpoints and invites all Minnesotans to join him in conversation about the budget challenges facing our state and the investments we need to make in order to build a Better Minnesota. All ‘Meetings with Mark’ are free and open to the public and press.

      Governor Dayton has proposed a fair and balanced budget that will responsibly resolve the state’s deficit and make crucial investments in Minnesota’s future. The Governor’s proposal focuses on improving the lives of Minnesotans by making major investments in education, job creation, and a stronger middle class. Those investments include $640 million in new funding for education, $86.5 million for job creation and economic development, and $120 million in aid to local governments that will help provide property tax relief to Minnesota homeowners, renters, and businesses.

      More information about the governor’s Budget for a Better Minnesota is available online at You can also follow the conversation on Twitter at #BetterMN.