Governor Mark Dayton
Gov. Mark Dayton has laid out a two-year budget, a transportation plan, a general construction proposal and much more. A primetime speech Thursday gives him a chance to put a finer point on his agenda and what he’ll fight hardest for in the legislative session’s final six weeks.
Lawmakers worked late into the night Monday to pass a bill that would keep some Minnesota workers from getting a pay raise this summer. Just before midnight Monday, the Republican-led House passed legislation that let employees pay a minimum wage of $8 an hour to workers who get more than $4 per hour in tips.
Minnesota House and Senate Republicans are ready to release a transportation plan they’ll push as an alternative to a hefty proposal offered by Democratic Gov. Mark Dayton.
It’s time to talk about the minimum wage again. The Republican-controlled House was expected to take up a bill Monday afternoon that would allow employers to pay tipped staff $8 hourly if tips bring their pay above $12 an hour.
A recent study by the Minnesota Department of Transportation said more than 300,000 Minnesotans live within evacuation limits of the route that oil-carrying trains take from North Dakota through Minnesota.
Gov. Mark Dayton is seeking a meeting “as soon as possible” with Target Corp.’s chief executive about the significant layoff affecting employees at the company’s Minnesota headquarters. Dayton told reporters Wednesday that he did not get advance warning as is customary with major jobs announcements of state-based corporations.
The budget-setting preseason at Minnesota’s Capitol is about to give way to the session’s full-blown debate, helped along by an economic forecast that guides tax-and-spending parameters. Friday’s release of the comprehensive report will determine whether Gov. Mark Dayton and the Legislature still have a projected $1 billion surplus at their disposal — or if it’s gone up or down since the last look in December.
Amy Klobuchar on the Anti-Terror Summit and how cold was it in CRANE LAKE-Click the link above to head to the Podcast Page!
Click the link above to listen to the Governor discuss a gas tax, Senator Bakk, MnSure and more.
Miss Mark Dayton or Gopher Womens’ BBall Coach Marlene Stollings? Click the link above to listen to Dave Lee talk with them.
A President’s Day edition of The Morning News. Click the link above to visit Dave Lee’s Podcast Page.
Listen to John Rash discuss the life of David Carr on The Rash Report. Click the link above to listen to that conversation and other highlights from Friday the 13th on the Morning News WIth WCCO’s Dave Lee.
Gov. Mark Dayton issued an open letter to the Minnesota Legislature on Monday addressing his decision to give his cabinet members pay raises. Dayton said that it is “imperative to separate disagreements about the wisdom or necessity of my decisions — and they were my decisions — from questions about their legality.”
Majority Republicans in the Minnesota House say they will introduce legislation to take away the Governor’s authority to raise the pay of his cabinet.
Minnesota Sens. Amy Klobuchar and Al Franken said Friday they will recommend that Wright be named a federal judge.
As lawmakers are trying to make changes to the state’s lottery, Gov. Mark Dayton is celebrating it. At a news conference Friday morning, the Governor said the lottery has generated $2.4 billion for public projects since its inception 25 years ago.
Hump Day version of the WCCO Morning News…Click the link above to listen to things you may have missed.
Tragic story out of New Hope….that story and others today with Dave Lee
John Kline reacts to the State Of the Union address and other highlights from a HUMP DAY can be found by clicking the link above.
Gov. Mark Dayton blasted the new Republican Majority in the Minnesota House Friday for what he calls a “phony” transportation plan. Republicans yesterday unveiled a “no new taxes” plan to fix roads and bridges, but Dayton called it “fantasy.”
Gov. Mark Dayton has appointed a new head of the Iron Range Resources and Rehabilitation Board. Mark Phillips will return to the board as commissioner after serving as its director of economic development in the 1980s. Phillips was also commissioner of the Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development from 2011 to 2012.
A frigid Monday…click the link above to hear Governor Dayton talk with John Hines.
A Citrus Bowl recap on Friday, with John Hines in for Dave Lee. Click the link above to head to the PODCAST PAGE.