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Governor Dayton Proposes Tax Credit to Business for Hiring

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.

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Obama Declares Major Disaster In Stearns, Other Counties

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.

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Governor Dayton Comes To Apollo High School, Talks Shutdown with Residents [VIDEO]‬‏

Governor Mark Dayton made at a stop at Apollo High School in St. Cloud this morning and participated in a town-hall style meeting.

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Gottwalt To Dayton – Hold Meetings In St. Cloud [AUDIO]

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.

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Another Day, No Deal At Capitol To Avert Shutdown

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.

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Republican Leaders Renew Demand For Special Session

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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Dayton, GOP Meet For Second Day Of Budget Talks

Gov. Mark Dayton and Republican legislative leaders will spend a summer Saturday behind closed doors trying to head off a state government shutdown that would hit in less than a week if they can't agree on a budget.

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Governor Dayton To Appeal Feds’ Denial Of Minnesota Tornado Aid

Gov. Mark Dayton says he will appeal the federal government's denial of disaster aid for homeowners, renters and businesses contending with damage from last month's deadly Minneapolis tornado. Dayton said Monday that Minnesota's top emergency official, Kris Eide, will try to reverse the decision from the Federal Emergency Management Agency.

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Dayton Orders More Disclosure From Health Plans

Gov. Mark Dayton is ordering competitive bidding and a new level of financial disclosure from Minnesota health plans as he seeks to save money on $3 billion worth of state contracts. It requires regular audits of health plans and a yearly report detailing their finances. Dayton is also establishing a website to showcase financial information about the plans.

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Dayton: No Gambling In Minnesota Budget Proposal

Gov. Mark Dayton says he doesn't expect to include new gambling dollars in the state budget he will present in two weeks.

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