What Dayton said about the recent higher-ed budget cuts

  1. Listen Dayton speaks to Education Minnesota

Gov. Mark Dayton gave a campaign-style speech yesterday to Education Minnesota in which he trashed the state’s recent higher-education cuts.

From MPR’s Capitol View blog:

Dayton called deep budget cuts to the University of Minnesota and MnSCU system “terribly misguided, terribly stupid, terribly short-sighted decisions” that could have been worse if union members like those gathered “hadn’t stood strong with me in saying ‘no’ to that kind of idiocy.”

You can listen to Dayton’s speech by clicking on the audio player above. He addresses the higher-ed cuts at about the 3:20 mark.