Reality Check: Gov. Mark Dayton Faces Criticism For Cabinet RaisesDFL Governor Mark Dayton is not backing down from criticism over huge pay hikes he gave his Cabinet. He says Minnesota's top officials make less than other states. The two-term Democratic Governor says Minnesota's top officials are underpaid.
Good Question: What Is A Typical Raise?Most of us will never see a raise of 25 percent in one year, but that's what happening for some Minnesota commissioners. Gov. Mark Dayton said he needs to give higher salaries to retain good leaders.
Senate Approves Bill Retracting Commissioner Raises For NowA bill temporarily slicing the paychecks of more than two dozen top state administrators is on the cusp of reaching their boss, Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton, who made clear Thursday that he'll sign it.
Good Question: Why Do Companies Give Raises?On Thursday, Walmart announced it's giving raises to 500,000 of its lowest-paid workers. Starting in April, employees will make $9 per hour, which is $1.75 more per hour than the federal minimum wage.
Dayton, Republicans At Odds Over Cabinet RaisesGov. Mark Dayton regards stinging criticism from legislative Republican over his raises for agency commissioners as being done out of revenge. Dayton lashed out Wednesday over the GOP's attention to recently announced raises, which were authorized by lawmakers in 2013.
Dayton Agrees To Meet On Cabinet Raises But Won't TestifyGov. Mark Dayton says he's willing to discuss raises he awarded state agency commissioners in a meeting with lawmakers that is open to the media, but he won't testify before a House panel. Dayton declined an invitation to address the House State Government Finance Committee in an upcoming hearing about big raises for members of his cabinet.
Some Top Minn. State Employees In Line For RaisesSome Minnesota state employees stuck under a salary cap for 15 years may finally be in line for raises. Many of the state's top jobs have been subject to a cap based on the governor's pay. Many could get raises after the Legislature's vote this year to increase salaries for the governor and agency commissioners for the first time since 1998.
Panel Endorses Proposed Raises For Minn. OfficialsA decision about pay raises for top Minnesota officials, including state lawmakers, now rests with the Legislature.
Public Workers, Lawmakers In Heated Debate Over Raises At CapitolA battle is underway at the State Capitol between public workers who say they need a raise and lawmakers who wonder if the state can afford it.