Reality Check: Gov. Mark Dayton Faces Criticism For Cabinet RaisesDFL Governor Mark Dayton is not backing down from criticism over huge pay hikes he gave his Cabinet. He says Minnesota's top officials make less than other states. The two-term Democratic Governor says Minnesota's top officials are underpaid.
GOP Calls Dayton ‘Out Of Touch’ Following Cabinet Pay HikeGov. Mark Dayton was preparing to announce pay raises for his state agency commissioners as Republicans were warning exorbitant increases would become a campaign issue next year.
Senate Confirms Much Of Dayton's CabinetGov. Mark Dayton's cabinet is officially on the job. The DFL-led Minnesota Senate confirmed seven state agency heads Tuesday. Candidates on the slate oversee pollution control, veterans affairs and other areas.
Senate OKs 8 Dayton Appointees, Leaves Big Names For LaterA handful of Gov. Mark Dayton's cabinet appointees are officially on the job. The state Senate on Thursday quickly approved eight commissioners on Thursday
Dayton Enraged By DFL Move To Suspend Pay RaisesThe 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.
Dayton, Republicans At Odds Over Cabinet RaisesGov. 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.
Dayton Agrees To Meet On Cabinet Raises But Won't TestifyGov. 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.
Big Numbers Shape Outgoing Budget Official's WorkThe 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.
Minn. Senate To Vote On Dayton Cabinet PicksThe state Senate planning votes on whether to confirm two of Gov. Mark Dayton's cabinet members.
Minn. Panel Signals Rough Ride For Dayton AdviserA 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.
Dayton Names Chief Labor Mediator, Fills CabinetWith 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.
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.