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