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  • Governor Signs Bill Delivering Tax Relief for 200,000 Minnesotans
    January 24, 2015 - ST. PAUL, MN – Governor Mark Dayton today signed legislation (Chapter 1, HF 6) that will simplify tax filing and provide $20 million in immediate tax savings to more than 200,000 middle-income Minnesotans. The tax conformity bill – which moved quickly through the Legislature and received broad, bipartisan support – was enacted in time for the state to implement the changes with minimal disruption to Minnesota taxpayers.
  • Minnesota Job Creation Fund Wins Economic Development Initiative Award
    January 22, 2015 - ST. PAUL, MN – The Economic Development Association of Minnesota (EDAM) awarded the state’s Minnesota Job Creation Fund the “2015 Economic Development Initiative” award during the Excellence in Economic Development Awards ceremony for the program’s creative approach to economic development.
  • Governor Dayton Announces Workers’ Compensation Court of Appeals Finalists
    January 21, 2015 - ST. PAUL, MN – Today Governor Mark Dayton announced four finalists for consideration to fill the seats of the Honorable David A. Stofferahn and the Honorable Debra A. Wilson, whose terms expired on January 5, 2015.
  • Governor Proposes Major New Investment in University of Minnesota Medical School
    January 21, 2015 - ST. PAUL, MN – Fifty years after declaring a pre-Med major in college, Governor Mark Dayton today announced a major new investment in the University of Minnesota Medical School that would restore the School to national prominence and train the next generation of world-class medical professionals right here in Minnesota.
  • Governor Dayton Issues Executive Order to Establish Diversity and Inclusion Council
    January 20, 2015 - ST. PAUL, MN – Today, Governor Mark Dayton signed Executive Order 15-02, establishing the Diversity and Inclusion Council. The Council will work to improve the recruiting and retention of state employees from diverse backgrounds, improve the contracting process for businesses owned by Minnesotans from diverse backgrounds, and promote civic engagement in the State of Minnesota.
  • Governor Proposes Tax Credit for 130,000 Minnesota Families
    January 20, 2015 - ST. PAUL, MN – Governor Mark Dayton today released details of his proposal to expand the Child and Dependent Care Credit in Minnesota, providing $99.9 million in direct tax relief to 130,000 Minnesota families. The Governor’s proposal would expand eligibility for the tax credit, allowing more middle-income families to claim a refundable tax credit for costs associated with child care, and dependent care for family members who are aging, or have a disability.
  • Martin Luther King Jr Day Column
    January 19, 2015 - “Either we go up together, or we go down together,” Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. told Civil Rights activists during his 1968 ‘Mountaintop’ speech. Leading the charge for fair treatment of Memphis’ garbage collectors, Dr. King’s final remarks on the night before he was assassinated were rooted in his fervent belief in the power of community.
  • Governor Dayton to Celebrate Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s Legacy
    January 16, 2015 - SAINT PAUL, MN – Though his life was tragically cut short, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s legacy as an advocate for civil rights lives on in Minnesota and around the world. On Monday, January 19, Governor Mark Dayton will be joined by keynote speaker Minnesota Supreme Court Justice Wilhelmina Wright, elected officials, and Governor Dayton’s Council on the Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday, for a statewide celebration of Dr. King’s life and legacy.
  • Notice of Appointments by Governor Dayton
    January 16, 2015 - ST. PAUL, MN – Today Governor Mark Dayton announced the following appointments to the State Rehabilitation Council.
  • Governor Dayton Appoints Adam Duininck to Chair Metropolitan Council
    January 16, 2015 - ST. PAUL, MN – Governor Mark Dayton today announced that he has appointed Adam Duininck to serve as Chair of the Metropolitan Council. Duininck, who currently chairs the Metropolitan Council’s Transportation Committee, will bring more than a decade of experience in transportation policy, planning, and construction to the position.
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