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Statement of Governor Mark Dayton regarding notices issued to state employees

June 10, 2011

Today, Governor Mark Dayton released the following statement regarding notices issued to state employees:
“Today, more than 36,000 state employees will receive a layoff notice.  It is a grim reminder of a deadline that is just 20 days away, and the reality of what a lack of compromise and agreement will mean not only for those thousands of hard-working state employees, their families and their communities, but also for the important services they provide to Minnesotans in every corner of our state. 
“I am standing up for a budget that protects students, protects seniors, and prevents more than a billion dollars in property tax increases.  Those choices are too important not to take a stand, and I know I stand on the side of Minnesotans.  I continue to hope that the Legislature will join me in compromising, in finding a balanced solution to our budget, and in standing up for Minnesotans.”