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Mark Dayton

  • Blogs

    July 19, 2011

    Shutdown could end today

    Dayton's very special session will begin at 3 p.m.​Mark Dayton has called for a special session of the legislature to meet at 3 p.m. this afternoon. With a fast-track vote, Minnesota's shutdown might be over before happy hour. The legislature will try to pass all nine budget bills and Dayton's req ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 18, 2011

    Government shutdown not ending today

    The shutdown won't end today -- don't hold out for tomorrow, either.​Mark Dayton and Republican leadership agreed on a deal that would end the state shutdown, but not everyone's on board. With no special session today, the shutdown, now 18 days old and the longest state freeze-out in modern U.S. h ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 15, 2011

    Dayton, GOP agree to end shutdown

    The shutdown ended not with a bang, but with a shrug.​After two weeks of gridlock and three hours locked in his office, Mark Dayton and Republican leaders emerged yesterday with a deal to end the state shutdown. The governor forced a tight grin as he stepped to the microphone, announcing the deal ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 15, 2011

    Mark Dayton's deal: Good or bad? [POLL]

    Dayton says no one's happy with the deal. Are you?​Mark Dayton announced the deal to end the state shutdown by saying that no one would be happy. The Republican leaders didn't sound thrilled either. The deal borrows money to pay for the budget, and doesn't raise taxes on anyone. It ends a two-week ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 14, 2011

    Dayton offers plan to end shutdown

    Dayton wants to end the shutdown, but he's making demands.​After months holding out for a tax increase of some kind, Mark Dayton is telling Republican legislators that he'll accept their budget plan with no new taxes. In a letter to Republican leadership, Dayton says he still doesn't like the plan ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 13, 2011

    State workers won't get back-pay after shutdown

    State workers can't get back-pay like they did in 2005.​Friday is the last scheduled payday for the 22,000 state workers who are laid off until the state government agrees on a budget.But even when -- if? -- Mark Dayton and the Republicans iron things out, there's not a dime of back-pay coming to ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 8, 2011

    Dayton's personal chef, housekeeper become political targets

    "Here's $10, Micah, throw this on the grill."​Micah Pace and Michele Mersereau woke up yesterday as a chef and a housekeeper, respectively, but by day's end they were a political controversy. The two women are among 20 "essential staff" that have continued working for Mark Dayton during the shutdo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 6, 2011

    Dayton complains about GOP using shutdown to raise money

    Minnesota's shut down, but the state GOP isn't.​Mark Dayton says Minnesota Republicans are trying to mine the state shutdown for campaign money. The governor criticized the GOP for hitting up contributors while Minnesota can't pay for highway repairs and state parks. In a response to City Pages th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 6, 2011

    Dayton mocked by billboards for role in shutdown

    Mark Dayton wants you to use Iowa's toilets.​Mark Dayton is taking all the blame for the state shutdown in a new billboard ad campaign.With his head looking slightly too big for the body it's on, Dayton is shown presenting a series of shutdown-related images in the style of a "Price is Right" girl ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 28, 2011

    Metro Transit on crash course with major layoffs, fare hikes

    ​The looming government shutdown will almost certainly impact bus and light rail service across the Twin Cities. But the long-range impact of the budget mess carries even worse news for commuters. Metro Transit will be forced to lay off 500 employees, eliminate 200 bus routes, and curtail service ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 28, 2011

    MnPass drivers will get caught in shutdown traffic jam

    ​A note to car commuters who figure they've dodged a bullet after hearing about Metro Transit getting screwed by the shutdown: Some of you will not escape the pain. MnPass, the program that lets drivers pay a premium to speed down the HOV lanes on local interstates, is also going dark on July 1 u ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 24, 2011

    Minnesota legislators who won't accept their salary during a shutdown

    ​When Gov. Mark Dayton said he wasn't going to draw his salary if and when there's a state government shutdown beginning July 1, and Senate Majority Leader Amy Koch followed suit, we wondered who in the House and Senate might jump on the bandwagon They and Dayton could be responsible for layi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 22, 2011

    Minnesotans blame Legislature, Dayton equally for shut down

    ​Throwing cold water on claims of popular support by both the Republicans running the Legislature, and DFL Gov. Mark Dayton, Minnesotans in a new poll are blaming both sides equally for the budget battle that may force a state government shutdown. They also largely disapprove of the job the L ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 22, 2011

    Minnesota Supreme Court rejects GOP shutdown lawsuit

    ​The Minnesota Supreme Court has ruled four Republican senators jumped the gun in saying that Gov. Mark Dayton is overstepping his constitutional bounds by involving the courts in government shutdown contingency plans. That's because no state money has been ordered to be spent, so there's no ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 17, 2011

    Senate petitions court to join shutdown lawsuit, while courts sue to stay open

    ​GOP members of a Senate panel have passed a resolution authorizing the entire body to intervene in the lawsuit filed by Gov. Mark Dayton to keep essential services running in the case of a government shutdown. Today, the courts filed their own petition begging legislators and the governor to ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 10, 2011

    Countdown to government shutdown: Who's to blame?

    Minnesota lawmakers have until July 1 to get it together.​As of today, the Minnesota Legislature is two-and-a-half weeks tardy in solving the state's $5 billion budget deficit. Unfortunately for everyone, there doesn't appear to be a budget deal in sight. If no agreement is made by July 1st, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 24, 2011

    Dayton vetoes all nine Republican budget bills

    Dayton is Dr. No.​Wasting no time after the Legislature adjourned without reaching a compromise with him over the state's fiscal mess, Gov. Mark Dayton vetoed all nine Republican budget bills passed in the waning hours of the session. In doing so, he reminded GOP leaders that he too had the b ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 16, 2011

    Mark Dayton, a dead fish and three Republicans: Photo of the Day

    Mark Dayton and the dead northern pike.​The annual floating photo op otherwise known as the Governor's Fishing Opener is over, Mark Dayton now gets to have his mug splashed all over the papers while holding a dead fish, and assorted political foes get to pretend for a few hours that they reall ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 28, 2011

    Minnesota's deficit projection shrinks by $1.2B so Dayton backs off taxing the rich

    Dayton gives the rich a much-needed break.​If you're making more than $500,000 a year, you can breathe a sigh of relief. Mark Dayton says he's not going to make your already tough economic situation any worse by requiring you to pay a little more in taxes. That bit of relief comes thanks to n ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 9, 2011

    Mark Dayton, in State of the State, tallies demise of the Minnesota Miracle

    Screen grab via TheUptake.Mark Dayton lays out the bad news.​Gov. Mark Dayton used his first State of the State speech to summon the unity of post 9/11 America under George W. Bush, extol the Minnesota Miracle, and urge Republicans controlling the Minnesota Legislature to work together for the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 13, 2011

    Mark Dayton accepts $120,303 salary after all

    Dayton's spokeswoman couldn't say if he'll continue to accept the salary for his entire term.​Up until today, Mark Dayton hasn't been able to decide if he would accept the $120,303 governor's salary. After all, Dayton is an heir to a department store fortune and had millions of his own money ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 3, 2011

    Mark Dayton sworn in as governor today [UPDATE]

    Mark Dayton will be the next governor of Minnesota.​Be careful what you wish for, the old saying goes. Mark Dayton took the oath of office as Minnesota's governor at noon, the first Democrat to hold that office in decades.

  • Blogs

    December 7, 2010

    Tom Emmer quitting race. Mark Dayton will govern Minnesota

    Mark Dayton will be the next governor of Minnesota.​It's over. Republican candidate for governor Tom Emmer will concede the race to Democrat Mark Dayton in an official announcement at 10:30 a.m. tomorrow in his hometown of Delano. Emmer decided to quit his recount battle against Dayton just h ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 4, 2010

    Mark Dayton's lead is still insurmountable

    Mark Dayton wins again, but the contest isn't over yet.​Every county in the state has completed its recount in the governor's race, and the result is the same as the day after Election Day: Democrat Mark Dayton has an insurmountable lead over Republican Tom Emmer. The Secretary of State's off ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 22, 2010

    Tom Emmer's team now waits on Minnesota Supremes

    And now we wait on the Supremes.​Tom Emmer's legal team got its shot before the Minnesota Supreme Court today to argue that election judges didn't follow the law when they counted up voters and votes on Election Day.

  • Blogs

    November 18, 2010

    Emmer petitions MN Supreme Court over ballots. [UPDATES]

    Every vote should count, right?​Tom Emmer's legal eagles are taking another shot at helping their candidate beat Mark Dayton in court. They have petitioned the Minnesota Supreme Court to order every election judge across the state to prove that the number of voters and the number of votes ca ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 11, 2010

    Dayton recount team warns of Republican power grab [UPDATED]

    Update: No change. Dayton leads.​Ramsey County, the second most populous county in the state, has audited its Election Day ballots. As with Hennepin County last week, each candidate has picked up a thimble-full of support. That means the overall results are the same. Dayton is ahead of Republ ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 11, 2010

    MPR and Humphrey Institute take lumps on Dayton-Emmer poll

    Not the clear favorite after all.​MPR and the Humphrey Institute released a poll the week before Election Day that predicted a victory for Mark Dayton over Tom Emmer in the governor's race. Team Emmer complained and said its own internal numbers show the race a toss-up.

  • Blogs

    November 3, 2010

    Mark Dayton and Tom Emmer enter recount territory

    Dayton, left, jumps out to an early lead.​Maybe you were expecting to wake up and see that either Mark Dayton or Tom Emmer was your new governor? Sorry. It looks like 2008 deja vu all over again. The governor's race entered automatic recount territory in the wee hours of Wednesday morning. Al ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 29, 2010

    Tom Emmer trails Mark Dayton by 1% in KUSA/SurveyUSA poll

    Why the glaring gap between pollsters?​Talk about whiplash. Three polls this past week have given Democrat Mark Dayton a solid lead in the governor's race. But a KSTP/SurveyUSA poll released late yesterday shows Republican Tom Emmer within a single percentage point of his rival.

  • Blogs

    October 28, 2010

    Mark Dayton leads Tom Emmer by 12 points in latest poll

    A bad year for Democrats, but maybe not for Mark Dayton.​Conventional wisdom has it that this is going to be a tough election cycle for Democrats around the country, but the Minnesota governor's race may be shaping up to buck the trend. Two polls in under a week have now given DFLer Mark Dayt ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 18, 2010

    Mark Dayton rumor: The Documents

    Mark Dayton rumors: Where's the beef?​Here's the essence of the mysterious documents that suddenly landed in the hands of a select batch of Minnesota journalists' mailboxes last week: A phantom author relaying an unproven rumor from an anonymous source, based on a third unidentified source, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 18, 2010

    Dayton sex assault rumor knocked down with old-fashioned reporting

    Mark Dayton was the victim of a smear campaign​The smear campaign against Mark Dayton began bubbling up last week--just in time, a callous political strategist might reason, to tip a tight Governors race.Last week Fox9 dedicated a segment to the scurrilous allegation--simultaneously sent to mult ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 15, 2010

    Mark Dayton affair rumor: Where's the beef?

    Mark Dayton has a phantom mistress. Or not.​Minnesota Republicans want you to believe that Democrat Mark Dayton had an affair with a former staffer in 1998, and paid her off to boot. They don't have any proof of this. But they have a carefully orchestrated campaign centered on mysterious docu ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 14, 2010

    Bill Clinton raking in campaign cash for Mark Dayton

    Clinton parachutes in tonight to help Dayton raise campaign cash.​Mark Dayton has written himself some pretty big checks during his campaign for the governor's office, so he's probably pretty happy to have former President Bill Clinton in town tonight to help raise some cash from other people' ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 30, 2010

    Minneapolis Police Federation endorses Mark Dayton

    Mark Dayton scores another law-and-order win.​The 900-member strong Police Officers Federation of Minneapolis is moving from the red to the blue column, announcing today that it was endorsing Democrat Mark Dayton for governor.

  • Blogs

    August 26, 2010

    GOP trackers: "I'm with stupid"

    Not a doctored photoArtist's representation of proposed GOP tracker t-shirts​Minnesota Republicans unveiled a very odd response to DFL gubernatorial candidate Mark Dayton's recent whining about "trackers" showing up at his rallies brandishing Flip videos.The Grand Old Party is using Ye Olde Gag T- ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 11, 2010

    Mark Dayton predicted to win, but Margaret Anderson Kelliher hasn't conceded

    Mark Dayton isn't quite the DFL nominee yet.​You might have thought you would go to bed last night or at least wake up this morning knowing who won the DFL primary for governor. But this is Minnesota, where we like to take our sweet time with elections.All indications are that former senator M ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 26, 2010

    Margaret Anderson Kelliher raises $1 million, but burns through cash

    Photo: Nick VlcekMargaret Anderson Kelliher's burning through her cash​DFL-endorsed Margaret Anderson Kelliher says her gubernatorial campaign has raised almost a cool $1 million so far in 2010. But while the figure sounds like a lot of dough, but the fact is that Team Kelliher currently only ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 22, 2010

    Recovering alcoholic Mark Dayton hangs out at a bar tonight

    Dayton's wagon rolls into Drinking Liberally tonight​Here's an awkward campaign event: DFL candidate Mark Dayton, a self-described recovering alcoholic, will be taking his stump speech into the belly of the beast, at the 331 Club bar for tonight's Drinking Liberally event.Dayton is the last Democr ... More >>

  • News

    July 21, 2010

    Matt Entenza just might win

    DFL dark horse outspends rivals

  • Blogs

    July 6, 2010

    Mark Dayton earned $166,889 last year without lifting a finger

    Mark Dayton dropped big donations on Planned Parenthood and MinnPost​Mark Dayton, one of three candidates running in the DFL primary election, released his tax records to reporters today. Dayton earned $172,475 in 2009, according to the records. The overwhelming bulk of the income -- $166,88 ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 19, 2010

    Mark Dayton makes run for governor official tomorrow

    The former senator plans to visit all 87 Minnesota counties in 87 days following his Wednesday announcement.

  • Blogs

    January 13, 2010

    Coleman's not running yet, but he leads GOP nod for governor

    A new Rasmussen poll also finds that another former Senator, Mark Dayton, now leads the Democratic field.

  • Blogs

    December 28, 2009

    GOP Chair Sutton calls DFLer Dayton's alcoholism "not relevant"

    Dayton is one of 11 Democrats seeking the governorship. We'll see how this plays out.

  • Blogs

    December 28, 2009

    Hinderaker accuses Strib of burying Dayton's issues for years

    Power Line blogger says "news" about gubernatorial candidate's alcoholism, depression is anything but.

  • Blogs

    November 25, 2008
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