ST. PAUL, Minn. – Governor Mark Dayton delivered the State of the State address this evening before a joint convention of the Minnesota Legislature. Senate Majority Leader Tom Bakk released the following statement:
“Tonight, the Governor underscored the progress Minnesota has seen over the past two legislative sessions, which have been among the most productive in recent history.
Our state is in its strongest fiscal position in more a decade, we have exceeded our pre-recession jobs numbers and we are witnessing new economic development in nearly every region of Minnesota. Yet, as the Governor emphasized, there is still more we can accomplish this year to help Minnesota workers, farmers and businesses thrive.
In the days ahead, we will work together with our colleagues on both sides of the aisle to finalize a package of tax cuts and key investments for Minnesota families, along with a robust bonding bill to put thousands of men and women to work on improving our state’s deteriorating infrastructure.
As Governor Dayton said, we all want Minnesota to be its best and our most important job is to ensure a better, more prosperous future for our children and grandchildren.”