Dayton Still Unsure About Possible Special SessionHours after Minnesota lawmakers adjourned the 2016 legislative session that saw them fail to reach agreement on several key issues, Governor Mark Dayton is as indecisive as the rancorous political climate inside St. Paul's capitol complex when it comes to calling a special session.
Dayton Announces State Government Diversity AuditGov. Mark Dayton announced an independent audit to examine diversity in the workplace and identify ways to improve and create more opportunities for people of color in Minnesota.
Dayton Names Task Force On Mental HealthGov. Mark Dayton named on Wednesday the state's first ever Task Force on Mental Health. The governor says there's an urgent need to close loopholes in the mental health system.
Dayton Pushes Again For Water Quality FundingGov. Mark Dayton is again pushing to improve water quality in Minnesota with increased public involvement and more state spending.
Report: Real ID Upgrade Will Cost $5 MillionIt's going to cost the State of Minnesota at least $5 million to issue new high security driver’s licenses, according to a new report from the Department of Public Safety.
After Clark Decision, Dayton Focused On Tackling DisparitiesFollowing the decision in the fatal police shooting of Jamar Clark, Gov. Mark Dayton said that moving forward Minnesota lawmakers should work towards laws that address racial disparities.
Dayton Says He Would Veto Bill To Re-Open Appleton PrisonGov. Mark Dayton says he'd veto a bill this year to re-open a private prison in western Minnesota.
Dayton Details Plan To Curb Disparities, Boost EconomyGov. Mark Dayton has released details on his $100 million plan to boost the state’s economy and curb the disparities that exist in housing, education and jobs for minorities in Minnesota.
Dayton Said He'd Sign Benefit Extension Bill With Tax CutsGov. Mark Dayton says he'll sign any bill that extends unemployment benefits for Iron Range miners — even if it includes a tax break for businesses.
Dayton's Budget Proposes Less For Early EducationGov. Mark Dayton on Tuesday unveiled a new proposal for a statewide preschool system in Minnesota, but on a much smaller scale than the plan that failed last year.
Feds Deliver Another Blow To Twin Metals MineOne day after Gov. Mark Dayton dealt a serious blow to the proposed Twin Metals copper-nickel mine, a federal agency has handed the company another setback.
Gov. Dayton: PolyMet Decision Expected ThursdayGov. Mark Dayton said Tuesday that his administration will announce on Thursday its long-awaited decision on whether it will approve the final environmental review for the proposed PolyMet copper-nickel mine in northeastern Minnesota.