March 13, 2014 - Due to extreme weather conditions that have caused septic systems across Minnesota to freeze, Governor Mark Dayton today issued Emergency Executive Order 14-08. The order exempts vehicles used to pump or transport septic system sewage from the seasonal weight restrictions on local and state highways and streets.
March 13, 2014 - ST. PAUL, MN – This afternoon, Governor Mark Dayton met privately with 11 individuals and family members who are advocating this legislative session for the legalization of medical marijuana. Following the meeting, Press Secretary Matt Swenson provided the following statement to members of the press.
March 11, 2014 - Today Governor Mark Dayton announced the following appointments to the Board of Peace Officer Standards and Training, Capitol Area Architectural and Planning Board, Minnesota Pollution Control Agency Citizens’ Board, and the State Rehabilitation Council for the Blind.
March 07, 2014 - In honor and remembrance of Lance Corporal Caleb L. Erickson, Governor Mark Dayton has ordered all U.S. flags and Minnesota flags to be flown at half-staff at all state and federal buildings in the State of Minnesota, from sunrise until sunset on Monday, March 10, 2014.
March 06, 2014 - ST. PAUL, MN – Governor Mark Dayton today released a statement regarding his supplemental budget proposal. Additional information about the Governor’s budget proposal can be found here.
March 06, 2014 - ST. PAUL, MN – Governor Mark Dayton today proposed $616 million in tax cuts that would put more money in the pockets of middle class Minnesotans and benefit thousands of Minnesota businesses. The Governor’s proposal would allocate the remaining half of Minnesota’s $1.2 billion surplus to the state’s budget reserve, before allowing for up to $162 million in essential expenditures. The Governor’s proposal would increase the current budget reserve by $455 million if the legislature follows his recommendations – the first increase since 2001.
March 05, 2014 - Today, Governor Mark Dayton announced the appointment of the Honorable Denise D. Reilly and Peter M. Reyes, Jr. as judges on the Minnesota Court of Appeals. Judge Reilly and Mr. Reyes will be appointed to at-large seats, which will become vacant upon the retirements of the Honorable Thomas J. Kalitowski and the Honorable Terri J. Stoneburner on April 1, 2014.