Dayton Wants 10 Percent Budget Hike

Raising Minnesota’s next two-year budget nearly 10 percent is Gov. Mark Dayton’s ask. “We must wisely invest and use our resources,” his finance commissioner, Myron Frans, told reporters on Tuesday, Jan. 24, in announcing hopes to increase spending for transportation, education, local governments and other budget areas. The Dayton plan would spend almost $46 billion…
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Not The Birthday Dayton Wanted

No one wants to celebrate a 70th birthday with a new cancer diagnosis and recent history of fainting on statewide television. But that is what Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton faces Thursday, Jan. 26, when that landmark day arrives. On Tuesday, he told reporters that he had been diagnosed with prostate cancer, scary but one of…
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Dayton Announces He Has Prostate Cancer

Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton has prostate cancer, he said at mid-day, before heading to a Mayo Clinic appointment after fainting during his State of the State speech Monday night. Dayton stunned reporters with the cancer announcement after unveiling his budget proposal for the next two years. He said that he does not think the cancer…
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Dayton Speech Called For Health Insurance Action

Minnesota Mark Dayton has a prescription for a new type of health insurance. Ironically, he was just getting into the issue during his Monday night, Jan. 23, State of the State speech when he encountered his own health issue. He collapsed 45 minutes into his speech; he walked out, but with assistance, after a few…
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Dayton Collapses During Speech; Still Plans Tuesday Budget Release

Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton collapsed during his State of the State speech Monday night, Jan. 23, but after a few minutes walked away with help. An hour later, he was playing a puzzle with his grandson at his official state residence. “He quickly recovered, walked out of the Capitol, and returned home,” his chief of…
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