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Gov. Dayton Not Sorry For Saying GOP Hates Public Schools

Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton said Wednesday he will not apologize for comments he made about Republicans after lawmakers did not pass his top priority: statewide pre-kindergarten programs. Dayton plans to veto the $17 billion education bill later this week and call a special session of the legislature to pass a new version instead.


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Dayton Readies Veto Pen For Education Bill As Deadline Nears

Minnesota’s Legislature has sent an education budget to Gov. Mark Dayton’s desk where it’s likely to meet his veto pen.


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Dayton Threatens Veto Of Budget Bill Over Campaign-Law Part

Gov. Mark Dayton is threatening to veto a state agency budget bill if Republicans don’t agree to remove a part that would ditch candidate spending limits and undo current restrictions on where their donations originate.


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Reality Check: Minnesota Governors And Their Vetoes

Gov. Mark Dayton’s controversial veto this week of the Republican second tax bill still has some GOP lawmakers fuming. It was the latest in an unusually high number of vetoes. But is Dayton that much different than previous governors? Here’s Pat Kessler’s Reality Check.


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Mondale Hopeful On Stadium Despite GOP’s Dismay Over Veto

Feelings at the State Capitol are a little raw these days, with some republicans very upset with the Governor’s veto of the tax bill.


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Dayton Vetoes Medication Abortion Bill

Gov. Mark Dayton has vetoed a bill that would require a doctor to be in the room when a woman takes a pill to induce abortion.


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Dayton Vetoes Fireworks Expansion Attempt

Gov. Mark Dayton has vetoed a bill that would have allowed the sale and use of more powerful backyard fireworks in Minnesota.


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Dayton Vetoes Abortion Facility License Fees

Gov. Mark Dayton has vetoed a bill to require clinics that perform abortions to pay license fees and undergo special inspections. Dayton vetoed the bill Thursday.


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Dayton Vetoes GOP Bill On Minn. School IOUs

Democratic Gov. Mark Dayton has vetoed a Republican-crafted bill that would have repaid state IOUs to Minnesota public schools more quickly.


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Dayton Vetoes Federal Insolvency Planning Bill

Gov. Mark Dayton has vetoed a bill that would have required state agencies to plan for the possibility that the federal government would not be able to meet its financial obligations.


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Gov. Dayton Vetoes Deadly Force Bill

Gov. Mark Dayton has vetoed a bill that would have expanded the cases in which people could use deadly force to defend their dwellings.


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Minn. Gov. Dayton Vetoes Lawsuit Reform Bills

Gov. Mark Dayton vetoed four Republican-sponsored bills Friday that made major changes to the state’s civil legal system, describing the legislation as the product of special interest groups and again criticizing legislative Republicans, saying they’re “too extreme to lead.”


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Reality Check: Dayton And His Veto Spree

After vetoing the entire Republican agenda, Gov. Mark Dayton has distinguished himself as one of the most veto-happy governors Minnesota has ever had.


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Dayton Strikes Down Photo IDs For Minnesota Voters

Gov. Mark Dayton has vetoed a bill that would have required voters to produce photo identification before casting a ballot.


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Dayton Vetoes New Limits On Abortion In Minn.

Gov. Mark Dayton has vetoed bills that would have banned public funding of abortions and outlawed the procedure starting at 20 weeks after conception.



Dayton Vetoes Marriage Amendment In Symbolic Move

Gov. Mark Dayton has vetoed the bill that calls for a statewide vote next year on a constitutional amendment to ban gay marriage, but acknowledged it’s a symbolic move and he can’t keep it off the ballot.


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Dayton Vetoes Republican Budget

Gov. Mark Dayton vetoed the entire budget from the Republican-controlled Legislature on Tuesday, guaranteeing that he will have to call a special session.


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Budget Talks Pick Up As Time Runs Short

Budget talks are picking up as Democratic Gov. Mark Dayton and top Republican lawmakers try to fix a $5 billion deficit with less than four days left in the legislative session.


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Dayton Vetoes GOP-Drafted Redistricting Maps

Gov. Mark Dayton has vetoed Republican-drafted maps for new Minnesota congressional and legislative districts, making it likely the state’s once-a-decade redistricting process will end up in the courts.


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Minn. Lawmakers Move Bills Toward Expected Vetoes

Minnesota’s legislative session slid toward a breakdown Wednesday as the Republican-controlled Legislature prepared to send spending bills to Democratic Gov. Mark Dayton without a budget deal.


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Minn. House OKs K-12 Bill Without Dayton Agreement

The Republican-controlled Legislature has proposed allowing students in low-performing big city schools to take state-funded vouchers to private schools in a sweeping education bill largely opposed by Democratic Gov. Mark Dayton and his education commissioner.


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Minn. Senate Passes Bill Cutting State Workforce

The Minnesota Senate has passed a funding bill for state agencies and programs that would freeze state employee pay and reduce the size of the state workforce.


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Dayton Vetoes $900M In Cuts From GOP Legislature

Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton has swiftly vetoed a GOP-crafted budget bill cutting $900 million from the state’s budget deficit.