Gov. Mark Dayton

by Howard Lestrud ECM Political Editor It’s been two days since Gov. Mark Dayton released his budget for the 2014-15 biennium and reactions to this bold package are coming from all points of the planet. The latest hostility shown to Dayton’s tax and invest plan came  Thursday afternoon from Minnesota Newspaper Association (MNA) conventioners at [...]

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by T.W. Budig ECM Capitol reporter Democratic Gov. Mark Dayton looked to the White House in prefacing comments relating to people of color and public service. “I think it’s important to note a man of color is the president of the United States, which is historic, and hopefully will serve as a role for young, [...]

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by Joni Astrup Associate editor Gov. Mark Dayton will visit Elk River in August. He will be in downtown Elk River Thursday, Aug. 23, for the official Beyond the Yellow Ribbon certification. The certification will be held prior to the 7 p.m. Riverfront Concert Series at the River’s Edge Commons Park. “Gov. Dayton will be [...]

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Thanks to the Minnesota Legislature and Gov. Mark Dayton, Minnesota 10th graders will be able to take college-level accredited courses while  in high school, starting the next school year. This dual-credit program is a win-win for 10th graders who now will be able to earn high school and college credits, with the state funding the [...]

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by T.W. Budig ECM Capitol reporter National Football League Commissioner (NFL) Roger Goodell left a meeting with Democratic Gov. Mark Dayton and legislative leaders this morning (April 20)  at the State Capitol talking about a productive meeting and dismissing the idea his presence served a threat. “No, there was not,” Goodell said of the NFL [...]

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by T.W. Budig ECM Capitol reporter Ramsey County District Court Judge Dale Lindman has thrown out an executive order by Democratic Gov. Mark Dayton calling for a unionization vote among some 4,300 Minnesota child care providers. In his order, Lindman declares Dayton’s executive order “mull and void because it’s an unconstitutional usurpation of the Legislature’s [...]

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by T.W. Budig ECM Capitol correspondent Camp Ripley and the Minnesota Zoo are two well-known area facilities finding favor in Democratic Gov. Mark Dayton’s $775 million general obligation bonding bill released Jan. 17. “The time could not be better,” said Dayton of advancing a bonding bill. “Minnesota needs jobs,” he said, a sentiment backed by [...]

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by T.W. Budig Capitol Editor Democratic Gov. Mark Dayton and DFL lawmakers presented a jobs creation proposal on Wednesday, Jan. 11 they say is “targeted” and can put thousands of Minnesotans back to work. Centerpiece of the proposal is a $3,000 tax credit for each unemployed Minnesota military veteran or recent graduate hired by a [...]

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