Gov. Mark Dayton
Gov. Mark Dayton says he’s willing to devote another $100 million of a budget surplus to spending on pressing needs above his previous proposal. Dayton said Thursday he made the offer to top lawmakers “in the spirit of accommodation.”
The Minnesota Senate approved wide-ranging legislation Wednesday to expand workplace protections for women including provisions aimed at leveling pay and accommodating pregnancies. The 51-14 vote sets up a likely negotiation with the House, which passed legislation that goes even further.
A sure sign of spring arriving in the Twin Cities is the opening of area farmers markets. The Minneapolis Farmers Market opens this weekend. And this year, you’ll be able to do something new — taste test the merchandise.
Supporters of medical marijuana plan to continue their push for its legalization at the State Capitol on Tuesday. The group, Minnesotans for Compassionate Care, says they now have 100 Minnesota doctors, pastors and clergy members who support legal access to medical marijuana.
Activists plan to mark Earth Day by delivering over 6,000 petition signatures to Gov. Mark Dayton calling for a two-year moratorium on silica sand mining in southeastern Minnesota.
Say goodbye to “More to Explore.” Minnesota tourism promoters are ushering in a new slogan that focuses on “Only in Minnesota” experiences as part of their largest-ever advertising campaign.
Millions of campaign dollars already are coursing through the Minnesota campaign system, which should leave no shortage of biting commercials on television and brochures in mailboxes attempting to sway voters.
April is the month to take extra time to honor the families of our military service members — specifically, their children. Tuesday is National Purple Up Day, a still-growing celebration that has only been around for four years now.
Democratic Gov. Mark Dayton’s re-election campaign is off to a measured fundraising pace for the year, taking in about $189,000 from January through March.
Gov. Mark Dayton is capping a push to raise Minnesota’s minimum wage with a ceremony to sign the bill doing just that. Dayton planned to turn the bill into law Monday afternoon in the Capitol Rotunda.
Gov. Mark Dayton plans to sign the minimum wage bill into law on Monday, bringing one of the country’s lowest rates to one of the highest in the nation.
Medical marijuana has not yet been snuffed out in Minnesota. Sen. Scott Dibble, a Minneapolis Democrat, took up the gauntlet Gov. Mark Dayton threw down this week when he dared legislators to vote on the proposal if they felt they could pass it, declining to say if he would veto it.
Minnesota lawmakers are prepared for the final vote on a bill significantly boosting the minimum wage. House approval Thursday would send the bill to Gov. Mark Dayton, who supports the plan to raise the wage to $9.50 by 2016.
The Minnesota House voted early Wednesday to pass a bill aimed at strengthening the state’s anti-bullying law, sending the measure to Gov. Mark Dayton to sign. After nearly 12 hours of debate, the House passed the bill on a 69-63 vote that fell mostly along party lines.
The bill ushering in one of the nation’s highest minimum wages is hitting the Minnesota Senate floor and could reach Gov. Mark Dayton by week’s end.