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: State investments require 'careful' approach DFL Gov. Mark Dayton followed up his State of the State speech by talking with MPR's Morning Edition host Cathy Wurzer.
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.
Gov. Dayton on medical marijuana, the session Gov. Mark Dayton joins us to discuss some of the latest news out of the state Capitol.
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.

Regional Mark Dayton Stories

St. Cloud Times, May 30, 2016, 9:16 AM
Tobacco tax change tops Capitol clunkers
Post-Bulletin, May 30, 2016, 8:21 AM
Veterans see tax break as way to make Minnesota competitive
Minneapolis Star Tribune, May 29, 2016, 9:37 PM
Dayton accuses House GOP of retribution over High School League's transgender policy

National Mark Dayton Stories

Washington Post, May 27, 2016, 2:33 PM
A state-by-state look at proposals dealing with LGBT rights
Politico, May 26, 2016, 9:01 AM
Hartzler to champion catfish inspection change in House
Washington Post, May 20, 2016, 5:11 PM
Minnesota businessman Wheelock Whitney Jr. dies

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