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Senate OKs 8 Dayton Appointees, Leaves Big Names For Later

A handful of Gov. Mark Dayton’s cabinet appointees are officially on the job. The state Senate on Thursday quickly approved eight commissioners on Thursday

03/05/2015

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Dayton Enraged By DFL Move To Suspend Pay Raises

The hefty pay hikes proposed for Gov. Mark Dayton’s cabinet were already controversial when the State Senate met on Thursday. But it was Dayton’s fellow Democrats who voted to suspend the raises until July 1. “That will give the legislature time I think to put the kind of thoughtful review into the study and the salary to make sure that it indeed is warranted,” Sen. Tom Bakk said.

02/12/2015

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Dayton, Republicans At Odds Over Cabinet Raises

Gov. Mark Dayton regards stinging criticism from legislative Republican over his raises for agency commissioners as being done out of revenge. Dayton lashed out Wednesday over the GOP’s attention to recently announced raises, which were authorized by lawmakers in 2013.

02/11/2015

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Dayton Agrees To Meet On Cabinet Raises But Won’t Testify

Gov. Mark Dayton says he’s willing to discuss raises he awarded state agency commissioners in a meeting with lawmakers that is open to the media, but he won’t testify before a House panel. Dayton declined an invitation to address the House State Government Finance Committee in an upcoming hearing about big raises for members of his cabinet.

02/10/2015

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Big Numbers Shape Outgoing Budget Official’s Work

The departure of a top state finance official is triggering a shakeup in Gov. Mark Dayton’s cabinet. Minnesota Management and Budget Commissioner Jim Schowalter will step down for a job in the private sector, the governor announced Wednesday.

12/10/2014

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Minn. Senate To Vote On Dayton Cabinet Picks

The state Senate planning votes on whether to confirm two of Gov. Mark Dayton’s cabinet members.

01/31/2013

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Minn. Panel Signals Rough Ride For Dayton Adviser

A key Senate panel declined to recommend Gov. Mark Dayton’s pick to head the Minnesota Public Utilities Commission on Thursday, in the first signal that the Republican-led Senate could reject a member of the Democratic governor’s cabinet.

05/12/2011

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Dayton Names Chief Labor Mediator, Fills Cabinet

With the appointment Tuesday of Josh Tilsen and two other commissioners, Dayton has made all the necessary appointments to fill the two dozen executive posts that make up his Cabinet.

02/08/2011

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Dayton Names Heads For Education, 2 Other Depts.

Gov.-elect Mark Dayton has named his choices to head the state’s Education, Health and Pollution Control agencies.

12/31/2010

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Dayton: Expect Me In Trenches, Not On ‘Throne’

Minnesota Gov.-elect Mark Dayton plans to name his lead budget adviser as he makes a spurt of picks to a mostly empty cabinet.

12/29/2010

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GOP-Led Senate Has Say On Dayton Cabinet

Making it through Gov.-elect Mark Dayton’s selection process might not be the toughest part for the next generation of state agency heads.

12/16/2010