March 24, 2011 - In preparation for expected flooding, today Governor Mark Dayton signed an Executive Order exempting motor carriers assisting with flood relief from certain motor carrier regulations, including overweight and over-dimension permits.
March 23, 2011 - For the first time, the State of Minnesota will have a competitive bidding process for providers of state health care and focus its payments for health care on outcomes instead of procedures.
March 21, 2011 - Today, Governor Mark Dayton signed HF 79/SF 47 into law. This legislation adopts most federal tax changes made for the 2010 tax year and will provide $13 million in state tax reductions to Minnesotans.
March 16, 2011 - Governor Dayton announced today the introduction of his education budget bill, keeping his promise to increase funding for K-12 education every year he’s in office “no exceptions, no excuses.”
March 16, 2011 - Governor Dayton and Commissioner Jesson announced that UCare health plan is making a voluntary, one-time contribution of $30 million out of their reserves in light of Minnesota’s $5 billion budget deficit.
March 09, 2011 - Today, Governor Mark Dayton announced his appointment of Senator Ellen Anderson to chair the Minnesota Public Utilities Commission (PUC). Sen. Anderson brings to the PUC a strong background in energy policy and a long-standing commitment to public service.
March 04, 2011 - Governor Dayton has signed a proclamation ordering all flags at state and federal buildings in Minnesota be lowered to half-staff from sunrise to sunset on Saturday, March 5, 2011 in honor and remembrance of Corporal Andrew Charles Wilfahrt of Rosemount.
March 03, 2011 - Today, Governor Mark Dayton signed House File 1/Senate File 42 into law. The bill streamlines the state's permitting process, putting into law the tenants of his Executive Order to ensure the Department of Natural Resources (DNR) and the Pollution Control Agency (PCA) are "moving at the speed of commerce" by accelerating and simplifying their environmental review and permitting processes.
March 02, 2011 - Today, Governor Mark Dayton filed “Notice of Intent to Appoint” forms with the Secretary of State for the sixteen Metropolitan Council districts. After a five day review period, required by statute, these individuals will be appointed to the Metropolitan Council next Monday, March 7, 2011.
March 01, 2011 - Today, Governor Mark Dayton announced that he has proclaimed the month of March, 2011 to be Reading Month, along with March 2, 2011 as Read Across America Day, a national celebration of Dr. Seuss's 107th birthday, in the state of Minnesota.
March 01, 2011 - Governor Mark Dayton today announced a judicial vacancy in Minnesota’s Third Judicial District Court. The Honorable John A. Chesterman, who served in Freeborn County, has retired from the Third Judicial District Court, leaving a vacancy for a district judgeship.