Posts tagged with "Mark Dayton"

House Passes Higher Education Bill Taxing Students and Increasing Debt. Pelowski Says Now Isn’t The Time For Tuition Hikes.

Posted by HBC Newsdesk April 28, 2015

Monday night, the Minnesota House passed an Omnibus Higher Education bill that Democrats say will lead to tuition increases and more debt for Minnesota students. DFLers say the bill upends the progress made over the last two years, when tuition was frozen for all Minnesota students at public colleges and universities. Over 67,000 students at […]

National Guard to assist with Avaian Influenza response

Posted by HBC Newsdesk April 27, 2015

The Minnesota State Emergency Operations Center (SEOC) called on the National Guard to deliver water for use in the disease containment effort as part of the state’s response to avian influenza. Thirty National Guard soldiers and 15 military water trucks from the Willmar-based 682nd Engineer Battalion and the Brooklyn Park-based A Company, 134th Brigade Support […]

Proposal would send every four-year-old in Minnesota to high-quality, all-day preschool

Posted by HBC Newsdesk March 20, 2015

Minnesota could be among the first states in the country to offer free, full-day early learning programs for every four-year-old if a proposal from Governor Mark Dayton and the Minnesota Senate becomes law this session. If passed, the proposal would allow an estimated 47,300 students to attend preschool in the program’s first year of operation. […]

Gov. Dayton proposes 75 Railway Safety Improvements, funded in part by railroads

Posted by HBC Newsdesk March 13, 2015

Seventy-five railway safety projects – at Minnesota’s most dangerous and congested rail crossings – would be completed statewide, including a half-dozen crossings in Winona and one in Wabasha, if a proposal from Governor Mark Dayton is passed this session. This morning Governor Dayton revealed a comprehensive list of those specific projects (find it at: www.mn.gov/governor/images/fact_sheet_rail_projects.pdf) […]

State Legislators Unveil Statewide Oil Train Safety Initiative

Posted by HBC Newsdesk March 10, 2015

On the heels of two more oil train explosions last week, House Democrats have announced new legislation aimed at improving oil train safety in Minnesota. Today House Deputy Minority Leader Paul Marquart (DFL – Dilworth) and State Rep. Frank Hornstein (DFL – Minneapolis) unveiled the Railroad Oil Disaster Act at a press conference in St. […]

Senate and Governor’s office in the same lane for transportation investment

Posted by HBC Newsdesk March 5, 2015

Today, Governor Mark Dayton, Senate Majority Leader Tom Bakk, Senate Transportation Committee Chair Scott Dibble, and a coalition of state leaders stood together to highlight their shared goal of passing a comprehensive investment in transportation this session. Facing a $6 billion deficit in transportation funding over the next ten years, Governor Dayton, Senator Bakk, Senator […]

President Obama appoints Dayton to Council of Governors

Posted by HBC Newsdesk February 20, 2015

The White House announced today that President Barack Obama has appointed Governor Mark Dayton to serve a two-year term on the Council of Governors. The Council of Governors, created by Congress in 2007, is a bipartisan forum to advise the Secretary of Defense, Secretary of Homeland Security, and the White House Homeland Security Council on […]

Gov. Dayton signs flood and disaster relief legislation

Posted by HBC Newsdesk January 27, 2015

Governor Mark Dayton today signed legislation (Chapter 2, SF 1) that provides funding for flood and disaster relief for Minnesotans. Last summer, 37 counties and 3 tribal governments were declared a major disaster by President Obama following severe flooding. Three counties were not included in the President’s declaration, but did qualify for help from a […]

Dayton reveals details of Child and Dependent Care Credit proposal

Posted by HBC Newsdesk January 20, 2015

Today Governor Mark Dayton released details of his proposal to expand the Child and Dependent Care Credit in Minnesota, providing $99.9 million in direct tax relief to 130,000 Minnesota families. According to a press release from the governor’s office, Governor Dayton’s proposal would expand eligibility for the tax credit, allowing more middle-income families to claim […]

Governor Dayton Urges Minnesotans to Take Precautions to Prevent Influenza

Posted by HBC Newsdesk December 23, 2014

Governor Mark Dayton and Health Commissioner Dr. Ed Ehlinger today urged Minnesotans to take precautions to prevent the spread of influenza in Minnesota. According to the Minnesota Department of Health (MDH), Minnesota is currently experiencing one of the worst influenza seasons in recent memory, with 359 people hospitalized since October. “I urge Minnesotans to be […]

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