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Stories with person: Tom Bakk
  • Dayton proposes paid parental leave for all state employees 
    Updated: Feb-09-16 5:09 pm

    ST. PAUL, Minnesota - Gov. Mark Dayton announced a new push Tuesday to offer paid leave to new parents among the state's 35,000-member workforce, a proposal his Democratic allies have deemed a first step toward their goal of extending sick and parental leave to all Minnesota workers.

  • Dayton ends his push for special legislative session 
    Updated: Feb-02-16 12:58 pm

    ST. PAUL, Minnesota - Gov. Mark Dayton abruptly dropped his months-long push for a special session Tuesday, conceding that time had basically run out to extend unemployment benefits for out-of-work miners on the Iron Range.