About Mark Dayton

  • Born Jan. 26, 1947
  • Sworn in as Minnnesota Governor Jan. 3, 2011
  • U.S. Senator 2001 - 2007
  • B.A., Yale University
Mark Dayton

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Dayton, Bagley and Moor Gov. Dayton on medical marijuana, the session Gov. Mark Dayton joins us to discuss some of the latest news out of the state Capitol.
Metro Transit bus Revised Dayton budget calls for increased transit tax Gov. Mark Dayton's revised budget calls for a half-cent increase in the metro transit sales tax. That proposal is double the amount in his previous budget.
Gov. Mark Dayton Dayton discusses top 2014 Legislature issues Gov. Mark Dayton looks ahead to the 2014 legislative session with MPR's Cathy Wurzer, talking about his stand on the "unsession," taxes, marijuana and other issues that are sure to come before lawmakers this year.
State of the State Dayton mulls budget proposal tweaks after improved outlook Gov. Mark Dayton said Monday that the state's improved financial picture will allow him to go back to the drawing board and perhaps curtail some of his tax proposals.

Regional Mark Dayton Stories

Pioneer Press, April 17, 2014, 4:18 PM
Minnesota launches new ad campaign to hype tourism
Minneapolis Star Tribune, April 17, 2014, 4:08 PM
State tourism officials launch 'Only in Minnesota'
Minneapolis Star Tribune, April 17, 2014, 2:37 PM
GOP House members ask Dayton to veto parks money

National Mark Dayton Stories

Washington Post, April 17, 2014, 3:12 PM
Tourism push plays up 'Only in Minnesota' getaways
New York Times, April 14, 2014, 9:42 PM
Minnesota: Governor Signs Into Law a Phased-In Rise in the Minimum Wage
Washington Post, April 14, 2014, 4:08 PM
Minnesota joins states raising minimum wage

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