January 31, 2011 - Governor Mark Dayton today announced a $1 billion Bonding Bill to create jobs now and stimulate economic growth throughout Minnesota. Dayton proposes $531 million in investments in over 300 critical infrastructure projects; and, in an unusual, if not unprecedented approach, the Governor has purposely left the other half ($470 million), and has invited the Legislature to fill that half of the bill with projects it deems most important.
January 28, 2011 - Governor Dayton is seeking committed individuals to serve as members of the Commission on Judicial Selection. The 49-member commission will review applications and make recommendations to appointing authorities for vacancies in district courts and the Workers Compensation Court of Appeals.
January 27, 2011 - Governor Mark Dayton traveled today to Jackson, MN for the announcement of AGCO’s plans to produce Massey Ferguson® and Challenger® tractors at the company’s Jackson manufacturing facility.
January 27, 2011 - The National Export Initiative today announced that it will conduct a national “New Markets, New Jobs” tour to help small businesses expand exports. The tour’s first stop will be Minneapolis, Minnesota on February 17th.
January 25, 2011 - Governor Mark Dayton, who serves on the Executive Committee of the National Governor’s Association, stands in support of the statement issued this morning by Washington Governor Chris Gregoire and Nebraska Governor Dave Heineman, Chair and Vice Chair of the NGA.
January 24, 2011 - Governor Mark Dayton today signed Executive Order 11-04, reforming the way two state agencies do business. Today’s Executive Order instructs the Commissioners of the Department of Natural Resources (DNR) and the Pollution Control Agency (PCA) to “move at the speed of commerce” by accelerating and simplifying their environmental review and permitting processes.
January 21, 2011 - Governor Mark Dayton today selected Mary Tingerthal, President of Capital Markets Companies for the Housing Partnership Network, to lead the Minnesota Housing Finance Agency. Ms. Tingerthal has both public and private sector experience, and deep understanding of the issues surrounding affordable housing development, preservation, and finance.
January 20, 2011 - Governor Mark Dayton today named two experienced professionals to important posts in his Administration, choosing Thomas Roy to lead the Department of Corrections and Lee Sheehy to Chair the Commission on Judicial Selection.