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Dayton To Address Gay Rights Rally At Capitol

Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton has promised gay rights activists he will block Republican efforts to defund anti-bullying efforts in public schools and sees legal gay marriage on the horizon.

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Dayton Issues Emergency Flood Declaration

Gov. Mark Dayton has declared a state of emergency for 46 Minnesota counties impacted by spring flooding. The order Dayton signed Wednesday allows the State Emergency Operations Center to provide immediate help when those counties ask for help. It also directs the Adjutant General of the Minnesota National Guard to order to active duty personnel and equipment to provide assistance.

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Dayton Tries To Reignite Minn. Public Works Plan

Gov. Mark Dayton is working to renew interest in a $1 billion plan for publicly financed building projects in Minnesota, saying the construction industry faces an "emergency situation." Dayton met Tuesday with architects, contractors and construction workers about the proposal, which stalled after he introduced it in January.

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Budget Bills Take Center Stage At Minn. Capitol

With the Legislature beginning its budget votes, Democratic Gov. Mark Dayton has warned majority Republicans that he won't accept slices of the budget until an agreement on a full plan is reached.

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Minn. House GOP Proposes Public Safety Trims

State House Republicans are proposing that Minnesota prisoners be forced to come up with a $5 co-pay for every visit they make to a health care provider. It's one part of the House GOP's proposed two-year budget for public safety and corrections. The Republican plan proposes spending about $1 billion on corrections and other public safety programs, about $55 million less than what Gov. Mark Dayton has proposed.

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Dayton Criticizes Minn. House Health Care Bill

Gov. Mark Dayton is criticizing a House health care budget bill for counting on federal permission to cut Medicaid spending. The Democratic governor said Tuesday that it was "fantasy island" to bank on $300 million in savings from a federal health care waiver that might not come through.

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Dayton Signs Minn. Business Permit Bill Into Law

Gov. Mark Dayton has signed a new law aimed at speeding up environmental reviews and business permits. The Democratic governor said Thursday that the bill will push the state to move "at the speed of commerce."

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Dayton Says Early Planning Is Key To Flood Prep

Gov. Mark Dayton says early planning will be the key to successfully combat expected widespread flooding this spring. Dayton spoke Wednesday in South St. Paul, at a meeting that included municipal, law enforcement and emergency officials from several cities.

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Minn. Legislature Sends $900M In Cuts To Dayton

Minnesota lawmakers have sent a $900 million package of budget cuts to Gov. Mark Dayton, risking a veto. The bill passed the Senate 37-28 on Thursday, after clearing the House 68-61 a day earlier.

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Senate Vote Set for $900 Million Package Of Budget Cuts

A $900 million package of budget cuts that passed the House is expected to get a vote in the Senate on Thursday. Senate approval would send the bill Democratic Gov. Mark Dayton, who has criticized the legislation as a piecemeal approach to Minnesota's $6.2 billion deficit.

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