A transportation group created by Gov. Mark Dayton is calling for higher gas taxes and other fees and taxes to raise at least $50 billion more than current funding levels for roads and transit over the next two decades.
The Vikings stadium could be in some trouble. According to Mike Florio of Profootballtalk.com Governor Mark Dayton isn't happy with the Vikings to 2 reasons. One is the Vikings willingness to play home games in London while the Stadium is being constructed and two because the Vikings are planning to raise their portion of the team's contribution toward the stadium by raising season-ticket costs with seat lisencing fees.
Governor Mark Dayton and legislative Democrats want to give Minnesota businesses a $3,000 tax credit for each unemployed person, veteran or recent college graduate that they hire as a way to push down the state's unemployment rate.
President Barack Obama has declared a major disaster in Minnesota after severe storms, tornadoes and flooding earlier this month. Gov. Mark Dayton says the declaration covers 14 counties and one tribe.
Talks between Governor Mark Dayton and Republican Legislative leaders have been few and far between, since the state government shutdown began. When the two sides finally do meet face-to-face again that might happen here in St. Cloud.
Governor Mark Dayton and Republican legislative leaders met briefly but did not reach a budget deal with a government shutdown now only four days away. Dayton, House Speaker Kurt Zellers and Senate Majority Leader Amy Koch met privately for less than an hour Monday. Afterward the three appeared before the press together and say they're still hopeful of a deal that could head off a July 1 shutdown.
Republican legislative leaders are renewing their demand that Gov. Mark Dayton call a special session to pass budget bills that would prevent - or at least soften the pain of - a government shutdown in four days.
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