February 28, 2011 - Governor Mark Dayton today sent a letter to Legislative Leadership, calling for action to stop the delay of tax refund payments to Minnesota businesses as a budget-balancing tool. The Legislature enacted this delay of $150 million in tax refunds during the 2010 legislative session.
February 28, 2011 - Following a forecast showing a nearly $1.2 billion improvement in Minnesota’s budget deficit, Governor Mark Dayton today moved quickly to revise his proposed budget to promote economic growth and maintain his commitment to a fair, responsible and balanced budget.
February 28, 2011 - Governor Mark Dayton today sent a letter to the Chairs of the House and Senate Education Committees regarding SF40, the Alternative Pathway to Teacher Licensing bill. The letter outlines a compromise and agreement regarding SF40 and the Governor’s intent to sign the bill, if passed as outlined.
February 17, 2011 - Governor Dayton announced today that Minnesota has received federal approval from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) to expand its Medical Assistance (MA) program. Starting March 1st more low income Minnesotans will be eligible for Medicaid benefits, which will result in better care for more people and at less cost to the state.
February 15, 2011 - Governor Mark Dayton today unveiled his FY12-13 Budget, keeping his promises to increase funding for education, hold down property taxes, and reform state government to maintain core services. Dayton’s fair, responsible, and balanced budget ensures no tax increase for 95% of Minnesotans while raising revenue to address our state’s financial crisis and lingering deficits.
February 14, 2011 - Governor Mark Dayton will participate in the first New Markets, New Jobs tour as it stops in Minnesota this Thursday, February 17th. The conference is aimed at helping small and medium sized businesses expand by increasing export opportunities, allowing for economic growth and new jobs.