What's next on Gov. Dayton's agenda?

  • Article by: LORI STURDEVANT , Star Tribune
  • Updated: August 24, 2013 - 7:07 PM

The State Fair seems as good of a time as any to ask. Herein, the answers, to a point.

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pumiceAug. 24, 13 5:50 PM

From the article: "New sales taxes on business and farm equipment repair, warehouse services and telecommunications equipment seem ill-conceived and counterproductive." And yet there was no possibility of meeting the state's obligations without raising revenue. And after years of accounting shifts, reaching consensus on how to raise revenue proved to be an elusive goal. Compare Minnesota's approach to states which protected the highest earners at the expense of the sick and the poor and workers, and I'll take Minnesota any day of the week. Every time I hear of another ALEC-inspired voter suppression scheme, I'm even gladder to be a Minnesotan.

Good job, Gov. Dayton and the legislature! Good job, Minnesota!

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digiserv66Aug. 24, 13 7:23 PM

So how many times to people at both the state and federal level with D's after their name get to say I signed it/voted for it, but didn't really know what was in it.

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bluedevil101Aug. 24, 13 8:59 PM

After all the snafus of Mr. Dayton, the next step should be resignation.

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dave9398Aug. 24, 13 9:53 PM

The reason that Dayton was elected was twofold. Emmer was a terrible candidate and there was an independent that skimmed more from the middle and middle right than any left leaning voters. Had Dayton run against a viable candidate he would not have won.

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tjg2323Aug. 24, 1310:26 PM

Typical Gov. Dayton and you can't believe him. Just like the death tax that he put in place for Minnesota that is the worst in the country yet all is money is buried in a South Dakota Trust. Convenient.

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aarghmebuckoAug. 24, 1310:54 PM

Dayton is a breath of fresh air. He pushes for what he thinks is the right thing to do, not what will earn him brownie points with the party establishment. He's right up there with Jesse for independence. We have a pretty good record as a state for hiring independents - Arne, Jesse, and Mark. Even Rudy was a character. We had our roughest days under a politician named Tim.

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potter101Aug. 25, 1312:42 AM

dave9398Aug. 24, 13 9:53 PM The reason that Dayton was elected was twofold. Emmer was a terrible candidate and there was an independent that skimmed more from the middle and middle right than any left leaning voters. Had Dayton run against a viable candidate he would not have won.****************People are smart in Minnesota , your regressive candidate only chance is to not tell the truth about what they stand for , Because if the did only 1% of the population that would benefit would vote for them.

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rlwr51Aug. 25, 13 1:48 AM

I think he will loose a lot of votes if the stadium goes through.

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mandansmomAug. 25, 13 7:43 AM

"Had Dayton run against a viable candidate he would not have won."

That can be said of any office holder.

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dave9398Aug. 25, 13 8:23 AM

potter101 - ".****************People are smart in Minnesota " --- If people are so smart why is your party so concerned about ranked choice voting confusing them?

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