March 20, 2013 - An estimated 1.3 million Minnesotans will benefit from legislation signed into law today by Governor Mark Dayton, including nearly 300,000 Minnesotans who are currently uninsured. The bill (HF5/SF1) – which establishes a new marketplace where Minnesotans can choose quality, affordable health coverage – will save Minnesota families and businesses an estimated $1 billion in health care costs by 2016.
March 18, 2013 - ST. PAUL, MN – Today Governor Mark Dayton announced the reappointment of Wright Walling to the State Guardian Ad Litem Board. Wright’s term will begin March 23, 2013 and extend through January 2, 2017.
March 17, 2013 - ST. PAUL, MN – Governor Dayton is bringing his proposed ‘Budget for a Better Minnesota’ to the people of Minnesota. In an effort to engage Minnesotans in personal conversations about his proposed investments in education, job creation, and improving the lives of middle-class families, the governor will be hosting ‘Meetings with Mark’ in communities around the state, starting with a town hall meeting in Duluth on Wednesday, March 20th, at the Public Safety Building, 2030 North Arlington Avenue.
March 15, 2013 - The Commission on Judicial Selection announced today it is recommending four candidates to Governor Mark Dayton for consideration to fill the vacancy in Minnesota’s Ninth Judicial District. This vacancy was created upon the appointment of the Honorable John P. Smith to the Minnesota Court of Appeals. This seat will be chambered at Walker in Cass County within the Ninth Judicial District.
March 15, 2013 - Today, Governor Mark Dayton signed Emergency Executive Order 13-02, providing relief from regulations to certain motor carriers and drivers operating in Minnesota, due to extreme weather conditions and lack of snow cover that have created freezing of septic systems over much of Minnesota.
March 15, 2013 - Today, Governor Mark Dayton signed one bill into law: Chapter 8, HF 582: Advanced diagnostic imaging service accreditation required for operation in Minnesota. This bill passed the Legislature with unanimous support.
March 14, 2013 - ST. PAUL, MN – Governor Dayton released a revised budget plan today that responsibly resolves the state’s budget deficit and makes 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.
March 13, 2013 - ST. PAUL, MN – Every 26 seconds in America, a student drops out of school. In Minnesota, 23 percent of students enrolled in our K-12 system do not graduate from high school in four years. A collaborative effort launched today in Minnesota will help put Minnesota on track to achieve a 90 percent graduation rate by 2020, giving our students the education and support they need to succeed in school and life.
March 12, 2013 - ST. PAUL, MN – The Commission on Judicial Selection announced today it is recommending three candidates to Governor Mark Dayton for consideration to fill the upcoming vacancy on Minnesota’s Supreme Court. This vacancy will occur upon the retirement of The Honorable Paul H. Anderson at the end of May.