Tag Archives: Mark Dayton

State agencies concerned about omnibus budget bills

Earlier this month, commissioners from state agencies recently raised their concerns to legislative leaders regarding the omnibus budget bills. The memos — that likely reflect Gov. Mark Dayton’s budget preferences — included: Education Commissioner Brenda Cassellius writing Sen. Carla Nelson … Continue reading

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Gov. Dayton orders flags at half-staff in honor of John Glenn

Source: Office of Gov. Mark Dayton In honor and remembrance of John Glenn, and in accordance with the proclamation issued this afternoon by President Donald Trump, Governor Mark Dayton has ordered all U.S. flags and Minnesota flags to be flown … Continue reading

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Gov. Dayton orders flags at half-staff February 3 for Immortal Four Chaplains Day

Source: Office of Governor Mark Dayton and Lt. Governor Tina Smith In observance of the 74th Anniversary of the tragic sinking of the United States Army transport Dorchester off the coast of Greenland, Governor Mark Dayton has ordered all U.S. … Continue reading

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MSBA reacts to Gov. Dayton’s education budget proposals

Gov. Mark Dayton today released his education budget proposals, which includes increases in the General Education Basic Formula by 2 percent in fiscal year 2018 and an additional 2 percent in fiscal year 2019. See http://www.mnmsba.org/Portals/0/GovBudgetSpreadsheet-1-24-2017.pdf for a spreadsheet of … Continue reading

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Twelve Minnesota school districts receive grants to expand wireless Internet access

Source: Office of Governor Mark Dayton & Lt. Governor Tina Smith Lt. Governor Tina Smith and Minnesota Education Commissioner Brenda Cassellius announced Thursday new state grants that will help 12 school districts provide students with the high-speed Internet connections needed … Continue reading

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MSBA supports Gov. Dayton’s tax reduction plan for Minnesota farmers with the goal of helping our school boards and school districts

Gov. Mark Dayton rolled out his 2017 tax plan Thursday during a press conference in St. Paul, offering $300 million in tax cuts. One part of Gov. Dayton’s plan is to provide property-tax relief for Minnesota farmers. Gov. Dayton is … Continue reading

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Lack of special session means 2017 Legislature must address unresolved issues

Hope for a special legislative session — before the new Legislature convenes on January 3 — blew up in a short public meeting Friday as Gov. Mark Dayton and House Speaker Kurt Daudt pointed fingers at each other for the … Continue reading

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