May 16, 2014 - Governor Mark Dayton just gave Minnesota businesses the go-ahead to do some spring cleaning. By signing a key Unsession measure into law today, Governor Dayton cut in half the time Minnesota businesses are required to keep Unemployment Insurance tax records on file – reducing clutter and saving time and space for more than 120,000 employers statewide.
May 16, 2014 - A newly designed web-based system that simplifies the steps to getting water permits and paying for them online is being rolled out by the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources. The new MNDNR Permitting and Reporting System (MPARS) is part of Gov. Mark Dayton’s initiative to streamline state government services.
May 15, 2014 - ST. PAUL, MN – Today, negotiators in the Minnesota House and Senate announced a compromise on medical marijuana that Governor Mark Dayton has confirmed he would sign into law. The following is a statement from Governor Dayton.
May 15, 2014 - ST. PAUL, MN – Last night, members of a legislative conference committee reached agreement on a $20 million investment in broadband infrastructure this session. The following is a statement from Governor Mark Dayton.
May 14, 2014 - Today Governor Mark Dayton announced the following appointments to the Board of High Pressure Piping Systems, the Chicano Latino Affairs Council, and the Governor’s Interagency Coordinating Council on Early Childhood Intervention.
May 14, 2014 - Today, Governor Mark Dayton signed nation-leading legislation (Chapter 241, SF1740) requiring all new smartphones sold in Minnesota after July 1, 2015, to have an anti-theft “kill switch” function. This new kill switch function will allow smartphone owners to remotely disable their smartphone if it is lost or stolen, rendering the devices useless to thieves and reducing the incentive for a growing wave of violent cell phone thefts.
May 14, 2014 - Governor Mark Dayton today signed a bill that will give a second chance to thousands of Minnesotans who are taking honest steps to support themselves and their families. The new law (Chapter 246, HF2576) creates a more thorough expungement mechanism that allows judges to permanently seal the criminal records of reformed offenders – making it easier for these Minnesotans to secure good jobs, access quality housing, and provide for their families.
May 13, 2014 - ST. PAUL, MN –The Commission on Judicial Selection announced today that an additional judgeship vacancy is occurring in Minnesota’s Fourth Judicial District. This additional vacancy was created upon the retirement of the Honorable Ann L. Alton, and will be chambered at Minneapolis in Hennepin County.
May 13, 2014 - ST. PAUL, MN – Today, Governor Mark Dayton signed three more Unsession bills into law. These three bills included ten Unsession provisions the Governor recommended to the Legislature in early March. Altogether, 544 Unsession provisions have now become law.