Mark Dayton

Blame Game Heats Up as Budget Work Hits a Standstill
The Minnesota Legislature's budget work is at a standstill.
Lawmakers have until May 22 to wrap up a new, two-year budget. But Republicans in the Senate couldn't pass any budget bills Thursday for a second day because a GOP senator's absence left them without the necessary votes. And…
State on Track to Meet New Buffer Requirements
Gov. Mark Dayton says he won't slow down his marquee legislation to improve Minnesota's water quality. Dayton and Minnesota lawmakers passed a law in 2015 requiring so-called buffers between cropland and waterways. Dayton and state officials said Thursday that nearly 75 percent of Minnesot…

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