Photo: Dayton speaks to Minnesota Credit Union Network
January 29, 2013 — 5:14pm
Governor Mark Dayton was warmly received by the Minnesota Credit Union Network at Saint Paul River Centre as part of MnCUN's Credit Union Day at the Capitol. It was only his second public meeting since he released his 2014-2015 biennial budget.
Gov. Mark Dayton, speaking to a mostly Republican audience at the annual Minnesota Business Partnership dinner, repeated his familiar attack on the House GOP, blaming them for a legislative impasse on transportation.
Interest groups spent less slightly money lobbying state government in 2015 than in the previous year, according to a report released Wednesday by the Minnesota Campaign Finance and Public Disclosure Board.
Unions also grew in the private sector nationally -- by a smidgen. Organized workers are still less than 7 percent of the U.S. private sector workforce, and far less than the 16.8 percent they were in 1983.
Minnesota House Republicans want to reduce state spending on health and human services programs to the tune of about $1 billion over two years, including the elimination of the MinnesotaCare healthcare program for low-income people.