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  • 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.
  • Notice of Appointments by Governor Dayton
    January 15, 2015 - ST. PAUL, MN – Today Governor Mark Dayton announced the following appointments to the Compensation Council.
  • Minnesota’s Nation-Leading Water Quality Initiative Works with Farmers to Protect State’s Lakes, Rivers, and Streams
    January 14, 2015 - ST. PAUL, MN – Governor Mark Dayton today announced that U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack has provided Minnesota a $9 million investment in Greater Minnesota to establish the state’s popular Minnesota Agriculture Water Quality Certification Program (MAWQCP) as a national demonstration project.
  • Governor Dayton Appoints Tom Baden for MN.IT Commissioner
    January 14, 2015 - ST. PAUL, MN – Governor Mark Dayton today announced that he has appointed Tom Baden to serve as Commissioner of MN.IT Services. Baden brings considerable experience to the position, having served in a variety of high-level IT management positions across state government.
  • Governor Dayton Reappoints Bradford Delapena to the Minnesota Tax Court
    January 09, 2015 - ST. PAUL, MN – Today, Governor Mark Dayton announced the reappointment of the Honorable Bradford Delapena as Judge of the Minnesota Tax Court. Judge Delapena is appointed to a six year term, which will expire on January 4, 2021.
  • Governor Dayton Reappoints At-Large Members of the Commission on Judicial Selection
    January 08, 2015 - ST. PAUL, MN – Today, Governor Mark Dayton announced the reappointments of Mary Al Balber, Jerry Blackwell, Randy Kehr, Linda Krug, Tim O’Brien, and William Sieben as at-large members of the Minnesota Commission on Judicial Selection. These at-large members will serve alongside the Chair of the Commission, Lee Sheehy, whose reappointment was announced last month.
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