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Dayton Signs 4 Budget Bills, Still Weighing Other Vetoes

Gov. Mark Dayton has signed four budget bills into law but is leaving tougher veto decisions for later.

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Dayton Rejects Education Bill; Special Session Ahead

Gov. Mark Dayton has vetoed an education budget that he says isn't big enough, setting up a special session of the Minnesota Legislature. Dayton had promised he would block the bill if lawmakers didn't add to the $400 million allocated to public schools. The package included nothing for one of Dayton's top priorities - preschool for 4-year-olds throughout the state.

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Governor Mark Dayton and DEED Commissioner Katie Clark Sieben (Photo courtesy of Governor Mark Dayton's Office)
Governor Mark Dayton and DEED Commissioner Katie Clark Sieben (Photo courtesy of Governor Mark Dayton's Office)
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Dayton Threatens Veto of Budget Bill Over Campaign-Law Part

Gov. Mark Dayton is threatening to veto a state agency budget bill if Republicans don't agree to remove a part that would ditch candidate spending limits and undo current restrictions on where their donations originate.

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Governor Dayton Downs 2nd GOP Tax Plan

A second attempt by Minnesota Republicans to craft a tax-cut bill has met the same fate as the first. Democratic Gov. Mark Dayton vetoed the legislation Monday, days after the Legislature left town for the year.

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Seniority Still Rules in Minnesota Teacher Layoffs

Gov. Mark Dayton has vetoed a bill that would have let schools lay off teachers based on their performance rather than simply on seniority. Dayton vetoed the bill Thursday.

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Dayton Vetoes Fireworks Expansion Attempt

Gov. Mark Dayton has vetoed a bill that would have allowed the sale and use of more powerful backyard fireworks in Minnesota. Gov. Mark Dayton has vetoed a bill that would have allowed the sale and use of more powerful backyard fireworks in Minnesota.

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Dayton Vetoes Abortion Facility License Fees

Gov. Mark Dayton has vetoed a bill to require clinics that perform abortions to pay license fees and undergo special inspections. Dayton vetoed the bill Thursday.

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Dayton Vetoes GOP Bill on School IOUs

Democratic Gov. Mark Dayton has vetoed a Republican-crafted bill that would have repaid state IOUs to Minnesota public schools more quickly. Dayton said on Thursday that the method of payment would have left the state in a precarious financial position.

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Dayton Vetoes Federal Insolvency Planning Bill

Gov. Mark Dayton has vetoed a bill that would have required state agencies to plan for the possibility that the federal government would not be able to meet its financial obligations.

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Bill to Loosen Coal Power Restrictions Vetoed By Dayton

Gov. Mark Dayton has vetoed legislation that would have allowed more coal power in Minnesota. Dayton, a Democrat, rejected the bill on Friday, saying it was "unwise and unnecessary." It's drawn criticism from Republicans in the Legislature.

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