California, with the most state and local government employees in the U.S., won’t ask job applicants if they’ve been convicted of a crime, in recognition that growing numbers in the workforce have such records.
Florida Governor Rick Scott shows how governors in at least nine states are approaching re- election campaigns next year by touting surpluses and pitching tax cuts, sometimes relying on one-time revenue to fund the breaks.
Seven years before Governor Mark Dayton failed to reach a budget deal with Republicans and Minnesota’s government shut, he closed his U.S. Senate office for almost a month after being warned of a terrorist threat.
The formula to get taxpayers to pay for professional sports stadiums usually works this way: Promise construction jobs and downtown revitalization, and threaten to move the team if you don’t get what you want.
Minnesota Governor Mark Dayton agreed to a bond issue instead of higher taxes, and Republican legislative leaders endorsed higher spending in a deal to end a budget impasse that has closed state government for 15 days.
Minnesota’s government shut down for the first time since 2005, idling thousands of state workers, after Democratic Governor Mark Dayton and Republican legislative leaders failed to resolve a budget stalemate at the start of the new fiscal year.