Minnesota Governor Press Releases http://mn.gov/governor/ en-us Minnesota Office of Governor Dayton http://mn.gov/governor/images/header_governor_background.jpg http://mn.gov/governor/ Governor Dayton Appoints Members to the Task Force on Health Care Financing Fri, 31 Jul 2015 12:57:53 -0500 Minnesota Governor's Office /governor/newsroom/pressreleasedetail.jsp?id=102-169240 ST. PAUL, MN – Today, Governor Mark Dayton announced appointments to the Task Force on Health Care Financing. During the 2015 legislative session, Governor Dayton proposed establishing the Task Force to bring together health care experts to analyze and recommend options for the future of health care programs in Minnesota, including MNsure and MinnesotaCare. Minnesota’s Minimum Wage to Increase on August 1st Fri, 31 Jul 2015 09:54:25 -0500 Minnesota Governor's Office /governor/newsroom/pressreleasedetail.jsp?id=102-169231 ST. PAUL, MN – More than 288,000 of Minnesota’s lowest-wage workers will get a raise on Saturday, when the state’s large employer minimum wage rises to $9 an hour on August 1st, 2015. Governor Dayton Appoints Michael K. Browne to Fill Fourth Judicial District Vacancy Thu, 30 Jul 2015 14:58:26 -0500 Minnesota Governor's Office /governor/newsroom/pressreleasedetail.jsp?id=102-169212 ST. PAUL, MN – Today, Governor Mark Dayton announced the appointment of Michael K. Browne as District Court Judge in Minnesota’s Fourth Judicial District. Mr. Browne will be replacing the Honorable Philip D. Bush, who retired earlier this year. Mr. Browne will be chambered at Minneapolis in Hennepin County. Governor Dayton Appoints Richard H. Kyle, Jr. to Fill Second Judicial District Vacancy Tue, 28 Jul 2015 15:38:55 -0500 Minnesota Governor's Office /governor/newsroom/pressreleasedetail.jsp?id=102-169119 ST. PAUL, MN – Today, Governor Mark Dayton announced the appointment of Richard H. Kyle, Jr. as District Court Judge in Minnesota’s Second Judicial District. State Health Care Contracting Reforms Save Taxpayers $650 million Tue, 28 Jul 2015 15:09:00 -0500 Minnesota Governor's Office /governor/newsroom/pressreleasedetail.jsp?id=102-169116 ST. PAUL, MN – Governor Mark Dayton and Department of Human Services (DHS) Commissioner Lucinda Jesson today announced that Minnesota’s first statewide competitive bidding process for managed care contracts, and other contract adjustments, saved taxpayers nearly $650 million. Commission on Judicial Selection Announces Vacancy in the Sixth Judicial District Mon, 27 Jul 2015 15:54:02 -0500 Minnesota Governor's Office /governor/newsroom/pressreleasedetail.jsp?id=102-169070 ST. PAUL, MN – The Commission on Judicial Selection announced today that a judgeship vacancy is occurring in Minnesota’s Sixth Judicial District Court. This vacancy was created upon the retirement of the Honorable John E. DeSanto, and will be chambered at Duluth in St. Louis County. Commission on Judicial Selection Recommends Supreme Court Candidates to Governor Dayton Mon, 27 Jul 2015 09:44:37 -0500 Minnesota Governor's Office /governor/newsroom/pressreleasedetail.jsp?id=102-168954 ST. PAUL, MN – The Commission on Judicial Selection announced today it is recommending three candidates to Governor Mark Dayton for consideration to fill the upcoming vacancy on Minnesota’s Supreme Court. Lt. Governor, Department of Natural Resources Announce Plans for Affordable Housing at Fort Snelling Upper Post Wed, 22 Jul 2015 15:29:33 -0500 Minnesota Governor's Office /governor/newsroom/pressreleasedetail.jsp?id=102-168500 ST. PAUL, MN – Today, Lt. Governor Tina Smith joined the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR) to announce that preliminary approval has been given to a proposal that would rehabilitate 26 historic military buildings on the Upper Post of Fort Snelling. Upon completion, the project is expected create approximately 190 rental apartments for low-income families. Governor Mark Dayton orders flags flown at half-staff in honor of the victims of the tragedy in Chattanooga, Tennessee Tue, 21 Jul 2015 16:37:30 -0500 Minnesota Governor's Office /governor/newsroom/pressreleasedetail.jsp?id=102-168258 In accordance with the proclamation issued today by President Barack Obama, Governor Mark Dayton has ordered all United States flags and Minnesota flags to be flown at half-staff at all state and federal buildings in the State of Minnesota, from now until sunset on Saturday, July 25, in honor of the victims of the tragedy in Chattanooga, Tennessee. Minnesota Ranked #1 State in the Nation for Child Well-Being Tue, 21 Jul 2015 14:47:01 -0500 Minnesota Governor's Office /governor/newsroom/pressreleasedetail.jsp?id=102-168253 MINNEAPOLIS, MN – Minnesota ranks number one in overall child well-being in the latest KIDS COUNT® Data Book released today by the Annie E. Casey Foundation. Effective state and local investments have contributed to improved outcomes in the health and economic well-being indicators for children that propelled Minnesota to the number one ranking, up from 5th last year. Minnesota Leads Nation with $20 Million in AmeriCorps Competitive Grants Mon, 20 Jul 2015 17:02:12 -0500 Minnesota Governor's Office /governor/newsroom/pressreleasedetail.jsp?id=102-168181 MINNEAPOLIS, MN – Minnesota Reading Corps, one of the most effective programs in closing the education achievement gap, was part of Minnesota’s nation-leading result in competitive grants awarded by the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS). ServeMinnesota, the governor-appointed commission on national and community service, received $20,036,237 in AmeriCorps funding – the largest competitive grant amount received by any one state. Governor Dayton, Congressman Nolan to Visit Brainerd Lakes Area to Assess Recent Storm Damage Thu, 16 Jul 2015 17:15:57 -0500 Minnesota Governor's Office /governor/newsroom/pressreleasedetail.jsp?id=102-167638 State leaders will be accompanied by emergency management personnel and local elected officials Governor Dayton Issues Emergency Executive Order 15-12 Mon, 13 Jul 2015 10:15:27 -0500 Minnesota Governor's Office /governor/newsroom/pressreleasedetail.jsp?id=102-167332 Executive Order assists emergency relief efforts critical to lowering risk of H5N2 avian influenza Governor Dayton Signs Executive Orders 15-13 and 15-14; Rescinding Executive Order 13-13 Mon, 13 Jul 2015 10:11:48 -0500 Minnesota Governor's Office /governor/newsroom/pressreleasedetail.jsp?id=102-167331 Today, Governor Mark Dayton issued Executive Order 15-13, reassigning emergency management responsibilities to state agencies, and 15-14, requiring the State of Minnesota, and each state agency, to develop a plan for continuity of government (COG) and continuity of operations (COOP) in the event of a disruption of services. Statement from Lt. Governor Tina Smith on Minnesota Medical Manufacturing Partnership Wed, 08 Jul 2015 14:44:54 -0500 Minnesota Governor's Office /governor/newsroom/pressreleasedetail.jsp?id=102-167089 ST. PAUL, MN – Today, U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker announced that Minnesota’s Medical Manufacturing Partnership is one of 12 communities nationwide now eligible for federal aid and support to accelerate manufacturing growth and create jobs. Council Working to Enhance Diversity and Inclusion in State Government Mon, 06 Jul 2015 11:48:09 -0500 Minnesota Governor's Office /governor/newsroom/pressreleasedetail.jsp?id=102-166971 ST. PAUL, MN – A new report issued today by the Governor’s Diversity and Inclusion Council updates policymakers on the Council’s work to improve diversity in the state’s workforce and business supplier chain, and more equitably engage diverse people, communities, and businesses in the work of state government. Governor Dayton proclaims July "Hire a Veteran Month" Thu, 02 Jul 2015 12:35:58 -0500 Minnesota Governor's Office /governor/newsroom/pressreleasedetail.jsp?id=102-166915 ST. PAUL – Governor Mark Dayton issued a proclamation declaring the month of July to be “Hire a Veteran Month” in Minnesota. Employers are encouraged to help connect military service members with employment opportunities during the month of July – and to continue hiring veterans throughout the year. Governor Dayton Appoints Two to MNsure Board Wed, 01 Jul 2015 10:52:34 -0500 Minnesota Governor's Office /governor/newsroom/pressreleasedetail.jsp?id=102-166824 ST. PAUL, MN – Today, Governor Mark Dayton announced the appointment of two individuals to fill vacancies on a seven-member board responsible for managing and operating MNsure. First Steps For Better Water Quality Start Today in Minnesota Wed, 01 Jul 2015 08:30:56 -0500 Minnesota Governor's Office /governor/newsroom/pressreleasedetail.jsp?id=102-166794 ST. PAUL, MN – Today, the first component of one of Governor Mark Dayton’s major legislative priorities will take effect in Minnesota. Beginning Wednesday, July 1, 2015, funding to begin the implementation of the water quality buffer initiative becomes available to local Soil and Water Districts across Minnesota. New Investments in E-12 Education Take Effect Today Wed, 01 Jul 2015 08:27:49 -0500 Minnesota Governor's Office /governor/newsroom/pressreleasedetail.jsp?id=102-166792 ST. PAUL, MN – During the 2015 Legislative Session, Governor Dayton and the Minnesota Legislature made important new investments in E-12 education. Many of those new investments take effect today, Wednesday, July 1, 2015. The $525 million investment enacted this year will increase funding for every Minnesota classroom, improve early learning opportunities, improve literacy, and provide needed new resources for American Indian education and English language learners.