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Statement of Governor Mark Dayton

June 18, 2011

St. Paul, MN -- Today, Governor Mark Dayton issued the following statement, announcing that, in the event of a state government shutdown, he will not take a salary:

"In the event of a state government shutdown, which I remain committed to doing everything possible to avoid, I think it would be  terribly wrong for those of us responsible for it, the Republican legislators and myself, to receive our salaries while thousands of dedicated state employees have lost theirs."