Gov. Mark Dayton

by T.W. Budig ECM Capitol Reporter A confident looking Democratic Gov. Mark Dayton plopped an M & M into his mouth and jokingly fielded a reporter’s question on whether the past year had been tough. “I signed up for tough,” said Dayton, smiling. “I expected tough.” The governor may have gotten it. A fired-up crowd [...]

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by T.W. Budig ECM Capitol Editor The Dayton Administration on Wednesday, Oct. 26 announced $100 million in additional funding will be made available to small banks to loan as a means of helping cash-strapped Minnesota small business. The Small Business/Banking Partnership is administered through the Minnesota State Board of Investments and notching up the funding [...]

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by T.W. Budig ECM Capitol reporter Letters went out to 36,000 state employees last Friday (June 10) notifying them that they would be laid off or placed on involuntary, unpaid leave of absence on July 1 unless otherwise notified. The mass mailing is an offshoot of the state budget standoff at the State Capitol between [...]

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