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.
The state Senate planning votes on whether to confirm two of Gov. Mark Dayton’s cabinet members.
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.
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.
Gov.-elect Mark Dayton has named his choices to head the state’s Education, Health and Pollution Control agencies.
Minnesota Gov.-elect Mark Dayton plans to name his lead budget adviser as he makes a spurt of picks to a mostly empty 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.