Governor Mark Dayton

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Minnesota Officials React To SCOTUS Marriage Equality Ruling

The Supreme Court of the United States ruled Friday that same-sex couples have the right to marry in all 50 states. While Minnesota was an early adopter of marriage equality, that didn’t stop them from celebrating and voicing their support of the ruling.

06/26/2015

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Layoffs Loom For Thousands Of State Workers As Budget Talks Stall

Thousands of state workers will get layoff notices on Monday. It comes after another day of budget talks between Governor Mark Dayton and Speaker of the House Kurt Daudt.

05/29/2015

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Dayton To Meet With Daudt On Possible Special Session

Governor Mark Dayton will meet with House Speaker Kurt Daudt Tuesday to lay the groundwork for a special session. The two are trying to work things out to avoid a partial government shutdown.

05/26/2015

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Minn. House Passes Education Finance Bill 71 – 59

The Minnesota House passed the education finance bill early Monday morning. Just before 4:30 a.m. the House passed the bill 71 to 59.

05/18/2015

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MN Drivers Could Soon Show Proof Of Insurance Electronically

Soon, Minnesota drivers can show proof of insurance with a smartphone. Both the Minnesota House and Minnesota Senate unanimously approved the new law. Now, it goes to the governor for his signature.

05/12/2015

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State Of State Gives Dayton Chance To Crystalize Agenda

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.

04/09/2015

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House Passes Bill Allowing ‘Wage Freeze’ For Workers With Tips

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.

03/24/2015

Public Transportation

Minnesota Republicans Stake Out $7B Plan For Roads, Bridges

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.

03/23/2015

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Minimum Wage Debate Heats Up On House Floor

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.

03/23/2015

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MnDOT: More Than 300K Live Within Evacuation Limits On Oil Train Routes

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.

03/19/2015

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Minnesota Governor Seeks Meeting With Target CEO On Layoffs

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.

03/04/2015

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Budget Debate To Heat Up As New Economic Report Sets Surplus

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.

02/25/2015

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PODCAST PAGE-The WCCO Morning News With Dave Lee 2-19-15

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!

02/19/2015

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Mark Dayton With Dave Lee-WCCO 2-18-15

Click the link above to listen to the Governor discuss a gas tax, Senator Bakk, MnSure and more.

02/18/2015

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PODCAST PAGE-2-18-15 The WCCO Morning News With Dave Lee

Miss Mark Dayton or Gopher Womens’ BBall Coach Marlene Stollings? Click the link above to listen to Dave Lee talk with them.

02/18/2015

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Podcast Page: 2/16/15 The WCCO Morning News With Dave Lee

A President’s Day edition of The Morning News. Click the link above to visit Dave Lee’s Podcast Page.

02/16/2015

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PODCAST PAGE: 2-12-15 The WCCO Morning News With Dave Lee

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.

02/13/2015

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Gov. Dayton Addresses Legislature Over Commissioner Raises

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.”

02/09/2015

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Republican Legislature Responds To Governor’s Pay Raises

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.

WCCO-TV–02/06/2015

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Minnesota Justice Wright Recommended For Federal Bench

Minnesota Sens. Amy Klobuchar and Al Franken said Friday they will recommend that Wright be named a federal judge.

02/06/2015

Powerball

Dayton Praises State Lottery Despite Lawmakers Concern

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.

02/06/2015

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Podcast Page: 1-28-15 The WCCO Morning News With Dave Lee

Hump Day version of the WCCO Morning News…Click the link above to listen to things you may have missed.

01/28/2015

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Podcast Page-WCCO Morning News With Dave Lee 1-27-15

Tragic story out of New Hope….that story and others today with Dave Lee

01/27/2015

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