Governor Mark Dayton
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.
While Gopher fans focus on Thursday’s bowl game, Governor Mark Dayton is thinking ahead to next season. The governor doesn’t want the Gophers starting any more home games before noon. In fact, he’d like to see a law in Minnesota making those early starts illegal.
The return of Mike Lynch, Vikings recap and more on the Podcast Page. Go there by clicking the link above.
Minnesota unveiled it’s Ebola protocol today. Should the state follow New Jersey and have a mandatory quarantine period for Health Care workers? Click the link to vote on Dave Lee’s Poll.
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If voters grant Gov. Mark Dayton four more years, he says he’ll stick around for all of them. Dayton told The Associated Press in an interview this month that he’s heard the rumors he’d leave office before the end of a second term and catapult running mate Tina Smith into the top job. He says it’s not true.