April 15, 2014 - Minnesotans still have a few more hours to file their taxes today, and claim millions of dollars in middle class tax cuts signed into law by Governor Mark Dayton less than one month ago. The $508 million in tax cuts enacted early this session by Governor Dayton and the Legislature are slated to benefit over 1.2 million middle class Minnesotans and thousands of businesses across the state.
April 14, 2014 - ST. PAUL, MN – More than 325,000 of Minnesota’s lowest-wage workers just got a raise. Joined in the Capitol Rotunda this afternoon by legislators, advocates, and hard-working Minnesotans from across the state, Governor Mark Dayton signed a bill into law raising Minnesota’s minimum wage for the first time since 2005.
April 11, 2014 - ST. PAUL, MN – Today, Governor Mark Dayton signed two more Unsession bills into law. The bills included 17 Unsession provisions that Governor Dayton recommended to the Legislature in early March.
April 09, 2014 - ST. PAUL, MN – Today, Governor Mark Dayton today issued Executive Order 14-09 directing the Minnesota Department of Agriculture, Minnesota Department of Natural Resources, Minnesota Board of Water and Soil Resources, and Minnesota Pollution Control Agency to begin implementing Agricultural Water Quality Certification Program pilot programs.
April 09, 2014 - ST. PAUL, MN – Surrounded by students, parents, teachers, and school administrators, Governor Mark Dayton today signed the Safe and Supportive Schools Act (HF826/SF783). The new law, authored by state Sen. Scott Dibble and state Rep. Jim Davnie, strengthens protections against the threat of bullying in Minnesota schools. The new measure provides local school districts the guidance, support, and flexibility to adopt clear and enforceable school policies to help protect all children from bullying, and to reinforce the principles of tolerance and respect in our schools.
April 09, 2014 - ST. PAUL, MN – At a State Capitol news conference Tuesday, Governor Mark Dayton discussed his support for additional funding this session to expand access to high-speed broadband across Minnesota. Governor Dayton said he was optimistic after meeting with Danna MacKenzie, executive director of the state’s new Office of Broadband Development, that a legislative proposal for new broadband funding could be passed and signed into law this session.
April 07, 2014 - Today, legislative leaders in the Minnesota House and Senate announced a compromise agreement to raise the state’s minimum wage to $9.50 per hour, and index it to inflation. Governor Mark Dayton provided this statement following today’s announcement.
April 07, 2014 - Today Governor Mark Dayton announced the appointment of Joyce Baumann to the Board of Teaching. Ms. Baumann is replacing Ryan Vernosh. Her term will be effective on April 12, 2014, and will run through January 2, 2017.