Governor Dayton’s Opportunity Agenda will create opportunity for Minnesotans, and build an economy that works for everyone, everywhere in our state
The Governor's Opportunity Agenda invests in strategies to create shared economic prosperity for hardworking Minnesotans and their families
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ST. PAUL, MN – Governor Mark Dayton has proposed an Opportunity Agenda for a Better Minnesota
– a two-year budget including a set of specific solutions to our state’s challenges, and a commitment to a better future for all Minnesotans. Governor Dayton’s Opportunity Agenda will improve education from preschool to career and college training, grow our economy and create good jobs, and reform government to create better opportunities for all Minnesotans, everywhere in our state.
“Minnesota is doing better – much better than it was before,” said Governor Dayton. “But too many Minnesotans are still being left behind. We can and must do even better. My budget would continue making the investments our state needs to create opportunity for every Minnesotan. It would deliver excellent educations for all our students, support job creation across our state, and create cleaner, healthier futures for all Minnesotans. These investments, and reforms to make government work at the speed of business, will help create an even Better Minnesota.”
The Dayton Opportunity Agenda recognizes that when Minnesota workers and businesses are given the right tools, they will out-innovate the competition and create a better future for all Minnesotans. The Opportunity Agenda will give Minnesotans a seat at the table and break down regional differences to find common ground and create a common vision for our state, where all Minnesotans can succeed.
“Governor Dayton’s leadership has created a better Minnesota, with more jobs, a balanced budget, and a brighter future for our kids and families,” said Lt. Governor Tina Smith. “Now, we must make sure that all Minnesotans, everywhere in Minnesota, have access to the best opportunities our state can offer. Governor Dayton and I are committed to delivering real and meaningful progress for the people of Minnesota this session. With cooperation and compromise, I believe we can get it done.”
Governor Dayton’s Opportunity Agenda would grow opportunity for hardworking Minnesotans, their families, and communities. Below, see some of the major solutions the Governor is proposing to build an economy that works for all Minnesotans, everywhere in our state.
Jobs: Growing Opportunity for Families and Businesses
Minnesota’s economy is strong and growing, with more than 252,100 jobs added over the last six years and one of the best, most productive workforces in the world. Despite that progress, too many people are still struggling to get ahead, and some regions of the state are still facing high unemployment and stagnant wages. That is why Governor Dayton is committed to cutting taxes for Minnesota families and partnering with businesses and entrepreneurs to create new jobs. A strong economy requires infrastructure that is efficient, effective, and accountable to the people that pay for it. To maintain the quality of life we deserve, we must repair roads and highways that are crumbling and modernize our water systems in a smart way so that we truly get what we pay for.
Read more about how Governor Dayton’s Opportunity Agenda will grow jobs for hardworking Minnesotans: