Democrats control the Senate, House and Governor’s Office for the first time in more than two decades. However, that doesn’t mean that there will not be challenges. Minnesota’s fiscal situation is improving, but the state still faces a projected $1.1 billion budget shortfall and owes $1.1 billion to public schools. Governor Dayton unveils his tax proposal plan for his two-year budget on Tuesday, January 22. Learn more about this proposal and what the Governor hopes to achieve in 2013 at this informative and newsworthy event.
Gov. Dayton was born in Minneapolis and raised in a house in Long Lake, where his father still lives today. He has two grown sons, Eric and Andrew, and lives in St. Paul with his three German Shepherds: Mesabi, Mingo and Itasca. For more than 30 years, Gov. Dayton has served Minnesotans, as Commissioner of the Minnesota Departments of Economic Development and of Energy and Economic Development, as State Auditor, and as United States Senator. In 2010, he was elected Minnesota’s 40th Governor.