With a $1.2 billion budget surplus to work with, DFL Gov. Mark Dayton unveiled a supplemental budget proposal today that calls for $616 million in tax cuts.
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The Minnesota Department of Revenue says statewide property tax costs fell by $8 million between 2013 and 2014. Gov. Mark Dayton and DFL legislators said that their budget plan would reduce overall property taxes – but the figure didn’t drop anywhere close to the $121 million they initially projected last July. Revenue Commissioner Myron Frans Read more →
Seifert picks Myhra as running mate
Republican gubernatorial hopeful Marty Seifert has selected state Rep. Pam Myhra, R-Burnsville, to be his running mate.
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DFL Gov. Mark Dayton is gearing up for Tuesday’s start of the 2014 legislative session, even though he’s still at home recovering from recent hip surgery. Dayton was scheduled to meet privately today with House Speaker Paul Thissen, DFL-Minneapolis, and Senate Majority Leader Tom Bakk, DFL-Cook. Speaking on the phone from the governor’s residence, he Read more →
WASHINGTON — State Rep. Kurt Zellers, R-Maple Grove, will be holding a fundraiser for his gubernatorial campaign in Washington, D.C., Friday evening. The fundraiser, at a watering hole favored by Republicans near the White House, coincides with a meeting of the Republican Governors Association in Washington and also features the Speakers of the Florida and Read more →
Gov. Dayton’s hip surgery means he’s going to delay his State of the State message to the Minnesota Legislature. The Minnesota Constitution requires the governor to “communicate by message to each session of the Legislature information touching the state and country.” This year, lawmakers may have to wait a little longer than usual for that Read more →
Gov. Mark Dayton said today that he will seek $3.5 million in additional funding during the 2014 legislative to ensure all students receive school lunches. Dayton’s proposal follows a report this week from Mid-Minnesota Legal Aid that showed 46 Minnesota school districts have policies to deny lunches to students who can’t pay. The governor proposed Read more →
Gov. Dayton is scheduled to have hip surgery today at the Mayo Clinic. Dayton was scheduled to have the surgery last week but postponed it to attend the memorial services for Joan Mondale. Dignitaries, family and friends bid farewell to Joan Mondale at Saturday’s memorial service. (AP/MPR) Under the Dome A judge has rejected a Read more →
Across Minnesota tonight, voters gathered at more than 4,000 caucus sites to make their unofficial picks for who should be on the ballot this fall. Turnout was generally reported to be light, most likely on par with typical years when between 10,000 and 20,000 people show up for on each side GOP and DFL caucuses Read more →
Suffering from ongoing hip problems, Gov. Mark Dayton wasn’t able to make it to Highland Park Junior High tonight for the DFL caucus being held there. So Tina Smith, Dayton’s newly announced running mate, was there in his stead. Smith is Dayton’s chief of staff. She will step down from that post next week. “We Read more →