Senate OKs 8 Dayton Appointees, Leaves Big Names For LaterA handful of Gov. Mark Dayton's cabinet appointees are officially on the job. The state Senate on Thursday quickly approved eight commissioners on Thursday
Dayton Cries Foul On Move To Delay Commissioner RaisesGov. Mark Dayton is objecting to the state Senate's vote to delay hefty raises for members of the governor's cabinet. The Senate voted 63-2 Thursday to suspend the pay hikes Dayton granted to commissioners last month.
Gov. Dayton Addresses Legislature Over Commissioner RaisesGov. 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."