Governor Dayton


Dayton: Pass Tax Cuts Now

Star Tribune | March 19, 2014

Gov. Mark Dayton blasted fellow DFLers in the Senate on Tuesday, saying Senate leaders were holding hostage a middle-class tax-relief package until they get a new multimillion-dollar office building.

“This is inexcusable. This is unacceptable,” said Dayton, who was on crutches for his first news conference at the Capitol since hip surgery a month ago. “I am very, very, very disappointed.” [Read More]

Op/Ed: Budget forecast good news for Minnesota

Kenyon Leader | March 18, 2014

The latest state budget forecast is great news for Minnesota! For the first time in seven years, the forecast is predicting budget surpluses for our state’s current biennium and the next one. When I took office three years ago, the 2011 forecast predicted a deficit of $5 billion for the next two years. This year’s forecast predicts a surplus of $2.6 billion.

Some politicians will argue over who deserves what credit for these exceptional improvements. I believe the credit belongs principally to the people of Minnesota. [Read More]

March 19, 2014 | News Alerts


Minnesota Exports Map

Minnesota exports picked up pace in fourth quarter, grew 6 percent

Star Tribune | March 18, 2014

Minnesota exports of manufactured, agricultural and mining products grew to $5.4 billion in the fourth quarter of 2013, a 6 percent increase from the same period a year earlier. [Read More]

Fastenal Award Ceremony

Fastenal awarded for global trade

Winona Post | March 17. 2014On Tuesday,
Winona-based Fastenal Co. was one of nine Minnesota firms recognized by Governor Mark Dayton as a recipient of the 2013 Governor’s International Trade Award. Founded in 1967 by Cotter High School graduate Bob Kierlin, Fastenal is an industrial and construction supplier that is also currently the largest fastener distributer in North America.

A press release from the Governor’s office stated that each company was “selected for developing and continuing to grow a significant part of their business in foreign markets, for increasing or maintaining jobs in Minnesota to support international sales, and for developing novel approaches for competing globally.” [Read More]
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