Governor Mark Dayton delivers the state of the state address

Gov Dayton Asks Rich To Help MN With Taxes And Volunteering

During his first State of the State address, Minnesota Governor Mark Dayton says he will propose wealthy Minnesotans pay higher taxes. He suggests that the tax would be temporary allowing the state of Minnesota to recover from the financial mess it is in. Governor Dayton said:
“Some will criticize me for proposing next week to ask those successful businessmen and women and other wealthy Minnesotans to pay higher taxes. I ask them for their forbearance during this fiscal crisis, which I did not create, but inherited, and now, with you in the Legislature, must solve. I ask Minnesota’s business leaders and other most successful citizens to give us two years to turn this Ship of State around.

Obama Blasts GOP Over Unemployment Benefits

President Obama calls upon Republican Senators to stop holding the unemployed hostage and extend their benefits. ; He says the same Senators are willing to spend Billions on extending Bush era tax cuts for the rich.