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Governor Dayton Highlights Efforts to Fight Poverty at the Minnesota Community Action Partnership Conference


Fri, Aug 8th, 2014
Posted in All State of Minnesota

DULUTH, MN – Governor Mark Dayton today traveled to Duluth to speak at the Minnesota Community Action Partnership 50th Anniversary Conference. At the event, Governor Dayton highlighted initiatives the State of Minnesota has implemented to alleviate poverty and the work that remains to improve economic opportunity for all Minnesotans. Since taking office, the Governor has championed initiatives to improve access to affordable housing and healthcare, higher wages, and nutrition programs.

“Mark Dayton has been a friend and partner with Community Action for thirty years, first as Commissioner Dayton, then as Senator Dayton and now as Governor Dayton,” said Arnie Anderson, executive director of the Minnesota Community Action Partnership. “While the nature of poverty and people’s needs have changed over the years, Mark Dayton’s commitment has remained constant.”

Minnesota’s Community Action Agencies serve all 87 counties by responding to people's immediate and long-term needs. They work to help individuals and families in their communities move toward economic independence by delivering a broad range of services including Head Start, affordable housing services, energy assistance, workforce development, and youth services.

Initiatives to Fight Poverty, Increase Access to Opportunity

The Dayton Administration has made important investments in initiatives to alleviate poverty and improve economic opportunity for all Minnesotans. Those efforts have included the following:

Minimum Wage Increase – In 2014, Governor Dayton and the Minnesota Legislature raised the minimum wage to $9.50 by 2016. Over the next two years, more than 325,000 Minnesotans will receive a well-deserved wage increase.

Early Learning Scholarships – Governor Dayton and the Legislature invested nearly $50 million in scholarships that will help 9,000 low- and middle-income children attend high-quality child care and preschool programs.

Affordable Housing Access – In 2014, Governor Dayton and the Minnesota Legislature invested $100 million in affordable housing initiatives. These new resources will provide 5,000 Minnesota households reliable housing and help alleviate homelessness statewide.

Nutrition Programs – In 2014, Governor Dayton and the Legislature provided funding for free breakfast for ever Kindergartner, and fully-funded the reduced-price lunch program to help ens .....
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MILLER APPOINTED TO GOVERNOR’S BLUE RIBBON COMMITTEE ON THE UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA MEDICAL SCHOOL

Fri, Aug 8th, 2014
Posted in All State of Minnesota

(St. Paul, MN) – State Senator Jeremy Miller (R-Winona) has been appointed to the Blue Ribbon Committee, established to enhance the national prominence of the University of Minnesota Medical School. The committee will advise the Governor and Legisl ..... 
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Young Farmers and Ranchers Hold Event at Farmfest

Wed, Aug 6th, 2014
Posted in All State of Minnesota

The Minnesota Farm Bureau Federation (MFBF) Young Farmers & Ranchers (YF&R) Committee hosted a Young Farmer BBQ at Farmfest in the Wick Buildings Farmfest Center on Tuesday, August 5. “We are excited to partner with IDEAg as they move forward with ..... 
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Governor Dayton Launches Blue Ribbon Committee to Enhance National Prominence of University of Minnesota Medical School

Mon, Aug 4th, 2014
Posted in All State of Minnesota

ST. PAUL, MN – Fifty years after declaring a pre-Med major in college, Governor Mark Dayton today launched a milestone effort to enhance the national prominence of the University of Minnesota Medical School. Governor Dayton today signed Executive O ..... 
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Minnesota’s minimum-wage increases Aug. 1, first time in nearly a decade

Fri, Aug 1st, 2014
Posted in All State of Minnesota

Minnesota’s minimum-wage rates rise up to $8 an hour beginning Aug. 1, 2014. It’s the state’s first wage increase in nearly a decade. In the coming two years, the new law will move wage rates higher in August 2015 and again in August 2016 wh ..... 
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Minimum wage increase will help families, communities

Fri, Aug 1st, 2014
Posted in All State of Minnesota

By Ken Martin, chairman, Minnesota DFL People earning a minimum wage are people we depend on to care of our children and our elderly and disabled family members, yet they do not make enough money to care for their own families. Some are working two ..... 
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Minnesota weekly gas price update and outlook

Fri, Aug 1st, 2014
Posted in All State of Minnesota

Average retail gasoline prices in Minnesota have fallen 8.8 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $3.41/g yesterday, according to GasBuddy’s daily survey of 2,856 gas outlets in Minnesota. This compares with the national average that has fa ..... 
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Minnesota weekly gas price update and outlook 7.28.14

Fri, Jul 25th, 2014
Posted in All State of Minnesota

Average retail gasoline prices in Minnesota have fallen 8.8 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $3.41/g yesterday, according to GasBuddy’s daily survey of 2,856 gas outlets in Minnesota. This compares with the national average that has fa ..... 
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Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack proclaims August 3-9 National Farmers Market Week

Fri, Jul 25th, 2014
Posted in All State of Minnesota

WASHINGTON, July 21, 2014 - Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack has declared August 3 through 9, 2014, “National Farmers Market Week.” Throughout the week, USDA will celebrate our nation’s thousands of farmers markets, farmers who make them poss ..... 
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