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2012 Archive Video Collection

Press Conferences

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Thu January 5, 2012Governor Mark Dayton met with the media Thursday, January 5th, to announce a deadline facing the city of Minneapolis and Ramsey County to submit a complete, final Vikings stadium plan.25mn 3s
Wed January 11, 2012Gov. Mark Dayton and DFL leaders Rep. Paul Thissen and Sen. Tom Bakk presented their jobs plan Wednesday, January 11th. The plan provides a tax credits and grants aimed at getting 175,000 unemployed Minnsotans back to work. It also includeds a $750 million dollar bonding package and the extension of sales tax to internet sales. Rep. Tim Mahoney, DFL-St. Paul, and Sen. Ken Kelash, DFL-Minneapolis, also spoke at the event.24mn 11s
Thu January 12, 2012Governor Mark Dayton and MnDot Commissioner Tom Sorel announce their plan Thursday, January 12th, establishing a Transportation Finance Advisory Group. The panel will look long-term into Minnesota's transportation demands and financing methods.29mn 42s
Tue January 17, 2012Governor Mark Dayton announces his $775 million bonding bill which he says would create 21,700 new jobs. MMB Commissioner James Schowalter and Dr.Zigang Dong from the Hormel Institute in Austin speak to some of the projects in the plan.31mn 7s
Wed January 18, 2012Another tool to spur job growth in Minnesota was detailed by Gov. Mark Dayton and DEED Commissioner Mark Phillips on Wednesday. The Minnesota Business First Stop is a one stop shop for businesses to call if there are plans to move or expand in Minnesota.14mn 21s
Wed January 18, 2012Minneapolis appears to have an advantage over other potential stadium sites, although no plan has met all requirements set forth by Gov. Mark Dayton. The governor outlined his analysis on Wednesday, January 18th, saying Linden Avenue is his preferred site at this time and he supports video pull tabs as a revenue source. 32mn 2s
Thu January 19, 2012GOP leaders outline their Reform 2.0 agenda for the 2012 Legislative Session.36mn 8s
Thu January 19, 2012GOP leaders outline their Reform 2.0 agenda for the 2012 Legislative Session.36mn 8s
Mon January 23, 2012A coalition of organizations and legislators discuss MAGIC, a bill that would lift barriers that currently make it difficult for local units of government to pursue certain areas of reform and cost saving measures.27mn 4s
Fri January 27, 2012Senate and House Caucus Leaders meet with reporters about the events of the first week of the 2012 Legislative Session.1h 0mn
Fri January 27, 2012Senate and House Caucus Leaders meet with reporters about the events of the first week of the 2012 Legislative Session.1h 0mn
Mon January 30, 2012Governor Dayton and members of the Minnesota Health Insurance Exchange Advisory Task Force release the group's initial recommendations and take questions from the media.23mn 55s
Thu February 2, 2012Senator Dave Thompson, R-Lakeville, outlines his proposal Thursday, February 2nd, allowing workers to decide whether or not to join a union. Called "Right to Work," the measure proposes a constitutional amendment, which, if approved by the legislature, would be decided by voters in the next general election.25mn 19s
Fri February 3, 2012Senate Majority Leader David Senjem meets with the Capitol press corps Friday, February 3rd. Topics reviewed include pending constitutional amendments, former Senate staff lawsuit, the Senate's rejection of Ellen Anderson as chair of the Public Utilities Commission. Following, House Minority Leader Paul Thissen and Assistant Senate Minority Leader Terri Bonoff, answer media questions. 55mn 24s
Fri February 3, 2012Senate Majority Leader David Senjem meets with the Capitol press corps Friday, February 3rd. Topics reviewed include pending constitutional amendments, former Senate staff lawsuit, the Senate's rejection of Ellen Anderson as chair of the Public Utilities Commission. Following, House Minority Leader Paul Thissen and Assistant Senate Minority Leader Terri Bonoff, answer media questions. 55mn 21s
Fri February 10, 2012Governor Mark Dayton discusses using his veto pen on Friday, February 10th, striking down a series of bills designed to reform civil litigation. He also expresses the hope he and lawmakers can find some common ground this session, and commends Ramsey County Commissioners for their continuing efforts on financing a stadium. Commissioner Tony Bennett discusses the latest meeting on the issue. 30mn 17s
Fri February 10, 2012GOP and DFL leaders brief reporters about the events of the week during weekly media availabilities.35mn 9s
Fri February 10, 2012GOP and DFL leaders brief reporters about the events of the week during weekly media availabilities.35mn 4s
Fri February 10, 2012Governor Mark Dayton discusses using his veto pen on Friday, February 10th, striking down a series of bills designed to reform civil litigation. He also expresses the hope he and lawmakers can find some common ground this session, and commends Ramsey County Commissioners for their continuing efforts on financing a stadium. Commissioner Tony Bennett discusses the latest meeting on the issue. 30mn 17s
Mon February 13, 2012Legislators and experts brief reporters on how managing school land trusts better can secure Minnesota more dollars for education without raising state or local taxes.19mn 3s
Wed February 15, 2012Senate DFLers respond to the Local Government and Elections Committee's passage of SF 1577, voter photo ID bill.20mn 32s
Fri February 17, 2012GOP and DFL legislative leaders meet with reporters during regularly scheduled media availabilities to discuss the events of the past week those coming up next week. 47mn 51s
Mon February 20, 2012U.S. Rep. Michele Bachmann, 6th Congressional District, Sen. Sean Nienow, R-Cambridge, Sen. Michelle Benson, R-Ham Lake, call for better data in auditing Minnesota's Medicaid program through a third party, independent organization. 25mn 57s
Thu February 23, 2012Legislators present HF 1467, the Defense of Dwelling and Personal Protection Act, to members of the media during a February 23rd press conference.17mn 59s
Thu February 23, 2012Republican legislators present a stadium funding bill that would partner the Minnesota Vikings, the NFL, the Minnesota business community, stadium users, the State of Minnesota and local governments. The bill includes a business property tax phase out to provide incentives for the business community to participate. The state portion would facilitate a low interest loan through revenue bonds. 27mn 51s
Thu February 23, 2012Legislators present HF 1467, the Defense of Dwelling and Personal Protection Act, to members of the media during a February 23rd press conference.17mn 55s
Thu February 23, 2012DFL Senators and Law Enforcement representatives offer their opinions of HF1467, the Defense of Dwelling and Person Act.15mn 20s
Fri February 24, 2012During separate weekly media availabilities on February 24th, GOP and DFL leaders briefed reporters about legislative events of the previous week. 47mn 36s
Fri February 24, 2012During separate weekly media availabilities on February 24th, GOP and DFL leaders briefed reporters about legislative events of the previous week. 47mn 31s
Mon February 27, 2012Sen. Katie Sieben, DFL-Newport, and Rep. Ryan Winkler, DFL-Golden Valley, introduce the "Pay Back Our Kids" Act during a February 27th press conference. The legislation is a plan designed to pay back the $2.2 billion owed to Minnesota school districts by closing corporate tax loopholes by $450 million per year over five years.12mn 7s
Wed February 29, 2012Minnesota Management and Budget presents the 2012 February budget forecast at the State Capitol. Republican and Democrat legislative leaders and Governor Mark Dayton respond in separate press conferences.1h 27mn
Wed February 29, 2012Minnesota Management and Budget presents the 2012 February budget forecast at the State Capitol. Republican and Democrat legislative leaders and Governor Mark Dayton respond in separate press conferences.1h 27mn
Thu March 1, 2012The State of Minnesota would contribute $398 million dollars to a new Vikings stadium by using electronic pull-tabs as a funding vehicle. The $975 million dollar stadium would include a fixed roof. The Minnesota Vikings would contribute $754 million dollars to the project, and the City of Minneapolis would provide $338 milion. Speakers at the press conference include Governor Mark Dayton, Rep. Morrie Lanning, R-Moorhead, Sen. Julie Rosen, R-Fairmont, and Vikings owner Zygi Wilf. 45mn 24s
Fri March 2, 2012Republican and Democrat legislative leaders met with reporters during separate weekly media availabilities to comment on the events at the legislature. Major topics of discussion included the latest state budget forecast and a new football stadium proposal. 52mn 44s
Mon March 5, 2012Rep. Steve Gottwalt, R-St. Cloud, and Sen. David Hann, R-Eden Prairie, outline a proposal to create private accounts for individuals to accept contributions for paying health insurance premiums. The proposal was outlined at a Capitol press conference Monday, March 5th.34mn 8s
Mon March 5, 2012Rep. Erin Murphy, DFL-St. Paul, and Sen. Jeff Hayden, DFL-Mpls, outline goals and criteria for establishing a Minnesota health insurance exchange, required under the federal law. Abby Shanfield, a college student, and Katerhine Frommer, a small business owner, also spoke at the Monday, March 5th, Capitol press conference.25mn 10s
Thu March 8, 2012State Senators and University of Minnesota officials announce a plan Thursday, March 8th, to establish an Aquatic Invasive Species (AIS) Research Center at the University of Minnesota. The plan involves a partnership between the state and the university. Senator John Carlson, R-Bemidji, Senator Bill Ingebrigtsen, R-Alexandria, and University of Minnesota President, Eric Kaler, say the goal of the plan is to prevent the spread of AIS in the short term and to provide for the removal of these species from infested waters in the long term.23mn 24s
Fri March 9, 2012In separate weekly availabilities, legislative leaders talk about several pending issues, including the proposed constitutional amendment allowing workers to join or opt out of unions; using electronic pull tabs for funding a vikings stadium; efforts to aid economic development.52mn 56s
Fri March 9, 2012In separate weekly availabilities, legislative leaders talk about several pending issues, including the proposed constitutional amendment allowing workers to join or opt out of unions; using electronic pull tabs for funding a vikings stadium; efforts to aid economic development.52mn 56s
Mon March 12, 2012Governor Mark Dayton releases his supplemental budget proposal. This Session Update recaps the Senate Judiciary hearing on proposed constitutional amendment prohibiting mandatory union membership and dues, and then the program features Governor Mark Dayton's press conference.16mn 26s
Fri March 16, 2012Leaders hold their weekly availability and discuss constituional amendments, Vikings stadium and other pressing issues.58mn 28s
Tue March 20, 2012Senator Dave Thompson and Sen. David Hann call for a floor vote on the proposed "Right to Work" legislation. The group of lawmakers met with the media Tuesday, March 20th. 6mn 43s
Fri March 23, 2012DFL members discuss the potential impact of voter photo identification on minority groups and senior citizens. 30mn 12s
Mon March 26, 2012The Minneapolis City Council signed off to the proposed Vikings stadium plan, according to Mayor R.T. Rybak, Governor Mark Dayton and Minneapolis City Council President Barb Johnson, who made the announcement at a press conference Monday, March 26th.23mn 48s
Fri March 30, 2012Senate leaders hold their weekly availability with the Capitol press corps.48mn 6s
Fri March 30, 2012Senate leaders hold their weekly availability with the Capitol press corps.47mn 59s
Thu April 5, 2012Legislative leaders and Governor Mark Dayton held their weekly availabilties Thursday, April 5th, the final day before the Passover, Easter break. In observance of the holidays, the legislature will recess until Monday, April 16th. In separate availabilties, the leaders and Governor Dayton discuss the governor's veto of a bill designed to lower the amount of money borrowed from schools. Governor Dayton criticized the plan as weakening the state's budget reserves. GOP leaders said the Governor's action was disappointing. Other topics discussed include funding plans for a new Minnesota Vikings stadium, the bonding bill and the GOP's tax relief and job creation plans. 40mn 39s
Thu April 5, 2012Legislative leaders and Governor Mark Dayton held their weekly availabilties Thursday, April 5th, the final day before the Passover, Easter break. In observance of the holidays, the legislature will recess until Monday, April 16th. In separate availabilties, the leaders and Governor Dayton discuss the governor's veto of a bill designed to lower the amount of money borrowed from schools. Governor Dayton criticized the plan as weakening the state's budget reserves. GOP leaders said the Governor's action was disappointing. Other topics discussed include funding plans for a new Minnesota Vikings stadium, the bonding bill and the GOP's tax relief and job creation plans. 1h 3mn
Mon April 9, 2012Calling the proposed photo voter ID amendment to the state constitution a "proverbial wolf in sheep's clothing," Governor Mark Dayton ceremoniously vetoed the bill, HF 2738, Monday, April 9th. Acknowledging he does not have the power to actually stop the the question from the ballot, the governor said he was exercising his authority to either sign or veto a bill sent to him by the legislature, thereby urging Minnesotans to reject the proposed amendment at the polls in November. 13mn 50s
Thu April 12, 2012At a public ceremony, Governor Mark Dayton signed a bill allowing county attorneys and their assitant attorneys to carry handguns while on duty. The bill, carried by Rep. Tony Cornish, R-Good Thunder, and Sen. Bill Ingebrigtsen, R-Alexandria, extends the state's gun permit law to the public attorneys who faced restrictions while working. The ceremony was held in the Governor's Reception Room Thursday, April 12th.29mn 56s
Thu April 12, 2012A coalition announced a statewide effort to defeat the proposed constitutional amendment requiring voters to present a government-issued photo identification before their ballot is counted. Voters in the 2012 general election will decide whether Minnesota's constitution should be amended to include the requirement. Groups joining the coalition include the Minnesota AFL-CIO, the Minnesota Farmers Union, the League of Women Voters, the Minnesota Public Interest Research Group (MPIRG) and TakeAction Minnesota. The press conference announcing the campaign was held at the Capitol Thursday, April 12th.27mn 33s
Fri April 13, 2012House Speaker Kurt Zellers, Senate Majority Leader David Senjem, and Governor Mark Dayton talk with the media about their private discussions concerning tax changes, capital improvement projects and a new Minnesota Vikings stadium. The three issues remain before the legislature, which is hoping to adjourn by April 30th, 2012. The leadership and Governor Dayton met with the media separately Friday, April 13th. 15mn 16s
Mon April 16, 2012Sen. Jeff Hayden, DFL-Minneapolis, and Rep. Karen Clark, DFL-Minneapolis, hold a press conference to discuss details about a resolution urging the federal government to find a way to allow banks to provide money transfers to the Horn of Africa. 24mn 52s
Wed April 18, 2012Governor Mark Dayton signed into law a bill designed to protect vulnerable adults. Under the new law, a person who intentionally abuses or neglects a vulnerable adult could face a felony charge. The bill signing ceremony took place in the Capitol Wednesday, April 18th. Following the ceremony, Governor Dayton provides his perspective on the possibility of enacting a law to fund a Minnesota Vikings stadium and a bonding bill.22mn 29s
Fri April 20, 2012NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell and Art Rooney, Jr., of the Pittsburg Steelers, met with Governor Dayton and legislative leaders to urge a decision on the funding of a Vikings stadium. Following their Friday, April 20th, meeting, they met with the media.30mn 36s
Sat April 28, 2012Governor Mark Dayton, Senate Minority Leader Tom Bakk, and House Minority Leader Paul Thissen called upon House Speaker Kurt Zellers to take up the bill financing a new Minnesota Vikings football stadium. The group met with the media Saturday, April 28th. Also during the media availability, Governor Dayton outlines what he believes needs to be done to secure a bonding bill during the remaining days of session.21mn 6s
Sat April 28, 2012House GOP leaders met with the media Saturday, April 28th, to outline their priorities for completing the session's work and their intentions of passing a bill providing business tax incentives, capital improvements and a Vikings stadium.17mn 22s
Mon April 30, 2012Citing it as one of the major achievements of the 2012 session, Governor Mark Dayton signed into law the omnibus health and human services bill during a ceremony held Monday, April 30th. The bill restores $18 million dollars to several health and human services programs, which faced reductions as part of the 2011 session budget negotiations. In particular, the program delays the personal care attendant rate reductions; restores funding to the Emergency Medial Assistance Program; and allows people with disablities to remain in the workforce past age 65 and receive Medicaid.16mn 20s
Tue May 1, 2012GOP leaders announced Tuesday, May 1st, a new state financing approach to help build a Vikings stadium. Under the plan, the state would sell general obligation bonds for infrastructure development. According to House Majority Leader Matt Dean, road and sewer improvements and other infrastructure work could total 25 percent of the project.31mn 26s
Tue May 1, 2012GOP leaders announced Tuesday, May 1st, a new state financing approach to help build a Vikings stadium. Under the plan, the state would sell general obligation bonds for infrastructure development. According to House Majority Leader Matt Dean, road and sewer improvements and other infrastructure work could total 25 percent of the project.31mn 25s
Tue May 1, 2012Governor Mark Dayton official signed into law the omnibus education bill, HF 2949, sponsored by Sen. Gen Olson, R-Minnetrista. Enacted into law are a variety of education policy changes, including allowing students in grade 10 to take career and technical courses at the Univerity of Minnesota, Minnesota State Colleges and University Sytem (MnSCU) and other Minnesota post-secondary insitutions. Also, teachers who are on military leave will receive their full salary under the new law. Following the bill signing, Governor Mark Dayton answered questions about the end-of-session negotiations with GOP leaders25mn 10s
Tue May 1, 2012Lester Bagley of the Minnesota Vikings responds to media questions regarding news of a revamped stadium proposal providing infrastructure funding via general obligation bonds. 6mn 21s
Wed May 2, 2012In this Session Update, GOP legislative leaders talk with the media about their meeting with Governor Dayton and DFL leaders on alternative stadium funding proposals. Following, Governor Mark Dayton and DFL leaders answer media questions. The meeting between the Governor and legislative leaders resulted from Tuesday's announcement of a GOP plan to sell general obligation bonds for infrastructure development in preparation for a stadium. According to House Majority Leader Matt Dean, road and sewer improvements and other infrastructure work could total 25 percent of the project.33mn 2s
Wed May 2, 2012Governor Mark Dayton, Senate Majority Leader Tom Bakk and House Minority Leader Paul Thissen meet with the media Wednesday, May 2nd, about the revised stadium plan announced by GOP leaders. Under the GOP plan, the state would sell general obligation bonds for infrastructure development in preparation for a stadium. According to House Majority Leader Matt Dean, road and sewer improvements and other infrastructure work could total 25 percent of the project.22mn 5s
Thu May 3, 2012GOP leaders presented their plans to vote on the proposed $975 million stadium plan relying on electronic pull tabs for state contributions to the project. The leaders met with the media Thursday, May 3rd. Also, they announced their plans to pass a nearly $500 million dollar bonding bill, which includes funding to continue exterior repair on the State Capitol.27mn 54s
Fri May 4, 2012Sen. Julia Rosen, R-Fairmont, and stakeholders in the Vikings stadium bill, meet with the media days before the House is scheduled to vote on the bill.34mn 41s
Fri May 4, 2012GOP leaders respond to Governor Mark Dayton's veto of the tax bill.17mn 25s
Fri May 4, 2012Governor Mark Dayton met with the media Friday, May 4th to announce his veto of the omnibus tax bill. Approved by the House and Senate, the bill would have provided a variety of business tax incentives, including holding firm the statewide business property tax. The measure, HF 2337, sponsored by Senate Tax Chair Julianne Ortman, also included tax credits for research and development and tax incentives for investments in developing companies. Furthermore, homeowners facing rising property taxes would have found relief through increased property tax refunds.20mn 8s
Thu May 10, 2012Amid the cheers and singing of "Skol, Vikings", Governor Mark Dayton, legislative leaders and key stakeholders celebrate the passage of the bill financing a new stadium in Minneapolis. Earlier in the day, the Senate sent the Governor the measure on a 36 to 30 vote. Under the plan, agreement results in the Vikings contributing $477 million to the project, which is $50 million more than originally planned. The City of Minneapolis would provide $150 million dollars to the project, and the state of Minnesota would contribute $348 million dollars. The state share will largely be raised through new electronic pull-tabs and electronic bingo games.37mn 53s
Thu May 10, 2012Senator Julie Rosen, R-Fairmont, and Representative Morrie Lanning, R-Moorhead, reflect on their work to secure passage of the bill financing a new Vikings stadium in Minneapolis.17mn 2s
Fri May 11, 2012Reviewing the 2012 Session: Senate Majority Leader David Senjem sits down with Julie Bartkey to review the successes and failures of the 2012 legislative session. Also, Governor Mark Dayton meets with the media to offer his comments on the legislative session.26mn 16s
Mon May 14, 2012Governor Mark Dayton signs the $975 million stadium bill, Tuesday, May 15th, before a vocal crowd in the State Capitol rotunda. Both supporters and opponents of the legislation expressed their viewpoints throughout the nearly twenty minute ceremony. The governor, legislative authors of the bill, Sen. Julie Rosen, R-Fairmont, Rep. Morrie Lanning, R-Moorhead, Mayor R.T. Rybak, Minneapolis, and the owners of the Minnesota Vikings, Zygi and Mark Wilf, expressed gratitude to all who worked together to bring the stadium bill to a successful conclusion in the legislature. 18mn 57s
Mon July 2, 2012In recognition of the one year anniversary of a state government shutdown, House Minority Leader Paul Thissen calls upon future policymakers to avoid budget impasses.9mn 39s
Mon July 9, 2012Several legislators, led by Senate Judiciary Chair Warren Limmer, R-Maple Grove, announce a lawsuit to halt the title change for the proposed marriage constitutional amendment. The legislators announce their legal action at a press conference Monday, July 9th. The proposed constitutional amendment defining marriage as a union between a man and a woman will be before the voters in the 2012 general election. The title, as passed by the Minnesota Legislature, is called "Recognition of marriage solely between one man and one woman." The lawsuit is against the actions by Secretary of State Mark Ritchie and Attorney General Lori Swanson for changing the title to, "Limiting the status of marriage to opposite sex couples."26mn 26s
Wed July 11, 2012Following their meeting Wednesday, July 11th, Governor Mark Dayton and legislative leaders talk with the media about the goal of having a late August special session on disaster relief. With damage caused by June flooding, the city of Duluth awaits support from the federal and state governments to rebuild their infrastructure. Governor Dayton and leaders present a general framework for providing that support.24mn 37s
Tue July 17, 2012On the day the Minnesota Supreme Court heard oral arguments on the validity of the proposed voter photo ID constitutional amendment, the legislative authors held a media availability. During the brief press conference, Sen. Scott Newman, R-Hutchinson, and Rep. Mary Kiffmeyer, R-Big Lake, defended their legislation allowing voters to decide the issue during the 2012 general election.7mn 56s
Tue July 17, 2012On the day the Minnesota Supreme Court heard oral arguments on the validity of the proposed voter photo ID constitutional amendment, the legislative authors held a media availability. During the brief press conference, Sen. Scott Newman, R-Hutchinson, and Rep. Mary Kiffmeyer, R-Big Lake, defended their legislation allowing voters to decide the issue during the 2012 general election.7mn 46s
Thu July 26, 2012In a bill signing ceremony Thursday, July 26th, Governor Dayton and key policymakers showcase a new effort to curb the production and sale of synthetic drugs. The new law expands the definition of synthetic substances, grants greater authority to the Board of Pharmacy for declaring illicit drugs, and hikes the penalty for sale of the synthetic drugs to a felony. Persons convicted of the felony could face imprisonment of up to five years, a $10,000 fine, or both.29mn 7s
Wed August 15, 2012Governor Mark Dayton holds a media availability Wednesday, August 15, to answer the media's questions, including the possibility of an August 24 Special Session.29mn 44s
Mon August 20, 2012Governor Mark Dayton announces the appointment of Judge Wilhelmina Wright to the Minnesota Supreme Court at a State Capitol news conference held Monday, August 20th. Judge Wright served on teh Minnesota Court of Appeals since 2002.22mn 27s
Mon August 20, 2012St. Paul Mayor Chris Coleman and Minneapolis Mayor R.T. Rybak hold a press conference Monday, August 20, to stress the impact to their respective cities of a photo voter identification requirement. 22mn 34s
Wed August 22, 2012Governor Mark Dayton announced Wednesday, August 22nd, that he will call a special session for Friday, August 24th, for legislative action on $167 million in disaster relief for Northeastern Minnesota. Dayton said that he and each legislative caucus leader signed an agreement limiting the session to one day and limiting the focus to disaster relief. The special session will begin at 2 p.m., but legislative committees will likely review the bill prior to the start of session. Dayton explained that he and the caucus leaders would have to approve any changes to the relief bill, so legislators are being asked to vote on the measure as agreed to by Dayton and legislative leaders.24mn 42s
Thu August 30, 2012Agenda: Overview of Workforce Report 2011; Overview of Full Time Equivalents Report; Review/approve/reject proposed state collective bargaining agreements; 25mn 23s
Thu August 30, 2012Agenda: Overview of Workforce Report 2011; Overview of Full Time Equivalents Report; Review/approve/reject proposed state collective bargaining agreements; 25mn 19s
Thu September 13, 2012The building of a new St. Paul Saints ballpark received a big boost Thursday, September 13, when Governor Mark Dayton announced the awarding of a $25 million dollar state grant for its $54 million dollar construction project. The award was part of $47.5 million set aside during the 2012 legislative session for competitive development grants. Governor Dayton meets with the media Thursday, September 13, to review the nine economic development projects awarded grants among the 90 applications. 28mn 59s
Thu October 4, 2012Senator Mike Parry, R-Waseca, and Senator Scott Newman, R-Hutchinson, announce the filing of complaints against Secretary of State Mark Ritchie.32mn 32s
Thu October 11, 2012Special education teachers in Minnesota will spend less time completing paperwork, under an effort announced by Governor Mark Dayton and Education Commissioner Brenda Cassellius during a press conference held Thursday, October 11.7mn 19s
Wed November 7, 2012House DFL Leader Paul Thissen presents the newly-elected members of the DFL Caucus, which will assume the House Majority status for the 2013 legislative session.19mn 59s
Wed November 7, 2012House DFL Leader Paul Thissen presents the newly-elected members of the DFL Caucus, which will assume the House Majority status for the 2013 legislative session.19mn 58s
Thu November 8, 2012Senate Majority Leader Designate Tom Bakk and Assistant Majority Leader Designate Katie Sieben address the media following their election by Senate DFL Caucus members. Bakk and Sieben discuss the organization of the Senate and key policy challenges they face in 2013. The Senate will officially elect caucus leaders January 8, 2013, the first day of the legislative session. 33mn 18s
Fri November 9, 2012The Senate GOP announced Friday, November 9th, Sen. David Hann, R-Eden Prairie, as its new minority leader. The announcement came after a caucus meeting that surpassed five hours. Minority Leader-Designate Hann stated his caucus will work with the DFL majority to offer solutions to balancing the budget and pointed out that Senate Republicans left the state in a better financial position than when they took the leadership role two years ago. 8mn 49s
Wed December 5, 2012Governor Mark Dayton talks with the media Wednesday, December 5, about the latest state budget news and his intentions for the 2013 session.22mn 13s
Wed December 5, 2012Commissioner Schowalter, State Economist Tom Stinson and State Budget Director Margaret Kelly outline in detail the budget news. Following, legislative leaders provide their perspective on the latest state figures, federal budget concerns, and the 2013 legislative session.1h 14mn
Wed December 5, 2012Commissioner Schowalter, State Economist Tom Stinson and State Budget Director Margaret Kelly outline in detail the budget news. Following, legislative leaders provide their perspective on the latest state figures, federal budget concerns, and the 2013 legislative session.1h 14mn
Mon December 10, 2012Governor Mark Dayton and legislative leaders attend the pre-legislative session forum, organized by Forum Communications.1h 7mn
Mon December 10, 2012Governor Mark Dayton and legislative leaders attend the pre-legislative session forum, organized by Forum Communications.1h 7mn