SOUDAN, Minn. (AP) — Gov. Mark Dayton and former Gov. Tim Pawlenty were among the government officials who grabbed shovels to help break ground for Minnesota’s newest state park. 117 more words
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Minnesota’s Republican legislators propose funding overdue transportation infrastructure work without raising taxes. That sounds good. It is like getting something for nothing. Of course their budget comes up a couple billion dollars short of what we probably need, but if we can get what they want without taxes…well getting something for nothing is better than getting nothing at all, right? 489 more words
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — In their unfolding budget plan, Minnesota legislative Republicans are moving to strip powers from Democratic Gov. Mark Dayton, ranging from limiting his team’s authority to write regulatory rules to curbs on the administration’s staffing. 699 more words
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — One-time presidential hopeful and former Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty sees the contest for the GOP’s nomination coming down to Jeb Bush and Scott Walker. 123 more words
This Billionaire Governor Taxed the Rich and Increased the Minimum Wage -- Now, His State's Economy Is One of the Best in the Country
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When he took office in January of 2011, Minnesota governor Mark Dayton inherited a $6.2 billion budget deficit and a 7 percent unemployment rate from his predecessor, Tim Pawlenty, the soon-forgotten Republican candidate for the presidency who called himself Minnesota’s first true fiscally-conservative governor in modern history.