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Dayton Bid for Minnesota Tax Overhaul is No Easy Sell

Minnesota's tax code brims with contradictions, carve-outs and just plain confusion. At least that's how governor after governor has viewed it as he's tried to convince the Legislature and the public that the system is ripe for a remake.

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Dayton Plans February 6th State of State Address

Gov. Mark Dayton is planning to deliver his State of the State address to a joint session of the Legislature on Feb. 6. Dayton requested the date from legislative leaders on Wednesday.

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Dayton Released from Mayo After Back Surgery

Gov. Mark Dayton has checked out of Mayo Clinic in Rochester and is headed home for a few weeks of recuperation from back surgery. Spokeswoman Katharine Tinucci says the governor was released Tuesday morning.

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UPDATE: Governor Dayton Recovering from Spinal Surgery

Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton has undergone spinal surgery that will likely sideline him at least through New Year's. Dayton spokeswoman Kathleen Tinucci says the Mayo Clinic surgeon who performed the procedure Thursday reports it went as planned, without any complications.

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Dayton to Undergo Spinal Surgery at Mayo Clinic

Gov. Mark Dayton will undergo spinal surgery next week at Mayo Clinic in Rochester. Dayton's office announced Friday that the operation is being done to relieve a constriction in the governor's lower back, known as stenosis, and to fuse a vertebrae in the same area that is shifting out of alignment.

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Dayton Says He’s Open-Minded on Minnesota Gun Laws

Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton says he's willing to listen to legislative proposals to alter the state's gun laws. But the Democratic governor says he has no immediate changes that he plans to present to the 2013 Legislature.

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Dayton Calls Connecticut School Shooting ‘Dastardly’ Act

Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton is reacting to a mass shooting at a Connecticut elementary school with a strong expression of outrage and assurances that school safety here is a "paramount concern."

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Dayton Says Little Public Support for Gas Tax Hike

Gov. Mark Dayton says he does not support an increase in Minnesota's gas tax "at this time" despite the recommendations of a task force which included his new transportation commissioner.

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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 in a bonding bill.

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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 months.

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