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Governor Dayton’s remarks to the media on various topics

Governor Dayton’s remarks to the media on various topics

On April 12, 2018 Governor Mark Dayton answered questions from the press on various topics.


AUDIO – Listen to Governor Dayton’s morning news conference.

A list of topics covered at the news conference are included below. [Link]


  • The Forest Lake City Council’s rejection of a child psychiatric center
  • Governor Dayton’s proposed incentives to help the forest products industry
  • Governor Dayton’s proposed additional financial assistance for farmers
  • Governor Dayton’s proposed funding for a suicide prevention hotline
  • The state’s response to new federal tax laws
  • The Legislature’s delay in releasing their major budget and tax bills
  • MNLARS and the Administration’s recent actions to improve customer service in Department of Vehicle Services’ call centers
  • REAL ID Implementation
  • Tim Pawlenty’s candidacy for governor
  • The DFL race for governor
  • IT projects, including MNLARS and MNsure
  • Governor Dayton’s MinnesotaCare Buy-In proposal
  • “Penny a Pill” proposal to address Minnesota’s opioid crisis
  • Elder Care proposals being considered by the Legislature
  • Medicaid work requirements being proposed by the Legislature
  • Governor Dayton’s letter urging Speaker Daudt and House Republicans to pass a bill stabilizing pensions for Minnesota workers and retirees
  • A mummified monkey that was recently discovered in the former Dayton’s department store


Source: Office of Governor Mark Dayton