Governor Mark Dayton

Dayton Seeks Money to Refurbish Capitol
Gov. Mark Dayton says finishing the restoration of Minnesota's Capitol is a top priority for state construction projects in the coming two years. The Democratic governor told The Associated Press in an interview Friday that he will seek $209 million for work on the aging 107-year-old Capitol i…
Governor to Push Domestic Partner Benefit
Gov. Mark Dayton says he plans to include same-sex domestic partner benefits in Minnesota's state employee contracts. Dayton, a gay-rights supporter, told The Associated Press in an interview Friday that he will put the benefits on the table in contract negotiations due to start in a few mont…
Dayton Opposes Eased Marijuana Laws
With other states moving to relax marijuana laws, Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton remains resistant to allowing possession of the drug for medical or recreational use in his state. The Democratic governor addressed the issue in a wide-ranging interview Friday with The Associated Press.
Dayton to Unveil Grants for Construction Projects
Gov. Mark Dayton says he will announce Thursday which local construction projects will get a slice of a $47.5 million state grant fund. The governor is making the final picks after local governments submitted nearly 100 projects that didn't make it into a public works bill earlier this year.

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