Governor Mark Dayton

Dayton Orders State Capitol To Reopen Today
Minnesota Governor Mark Dayton is ordering the state Capitol and State Office Building to reopen to the public in advance of a special session to end the state's government shutdown. Dayton's order calls for the buildings to reopen at 9 a.m. today.
Republicans Oppose Dayton’s Latest Budget Offer
Gov. Mark Dayton and top Republicans met again Wednesday without meaningful progress toward resolving the budget dispute that has shut down state government. House Speaker Kurt Zellers and Senate Majority Leader Amy Koch say the negotiations went backwards when Dayton made an offer for either an inc…
Dayton Seeks Wednesday Breakthrough As Shutdown Looms
Governor Mark Dayton says Wednesday is the day for "final breakthroughs" in budget negotiations with Republican legislative leaders, with a government shutdown two days away. The Democratic governor and lawmakers wrapped up talks on health and welfare programs Tuesday afternoon with a plan…
From Capitol To TV, Ads Tackle Minnesota Budget Mess
Those campaign-style TV commercials clogging Minnesota's airwaves are brought to you by the budget stalemate at the state Capitol. It used to be that political ads were mostly confined to election years. But the simmering dispute over taxes and spending between Democratic Gov. Mark Dayton and R…
Dayton, GOP Make No Headway In Budget Meeting
Gov. Mark Dayton and GOP legislative leaders met for another unproductive budget negotiation as hopes fade for heading off a state government shutdown on July 1. Both Dayton and GOP leaders said after the 90-minute meeting on Wednesday afternoon that they made no progress in bridging their fundament…
Dayton Requests Disaster Declaration After Tornado
Gov. Mark Dayton is asking President Barack Obama for a major federal disaster declaration after damages from Sunday's tornado have been estimated at over $16 million. Dayton says he sent a letter to Obama on Friday, asking for the declaration for Hennepin and Anoka Counties.

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