Minneapolis Mayor Betsy Hodges released the following statement after attending Governor Mark Dayton’s 2014 State of the State address:
“Governor Dayton consistently prioritizes creating a more fair, equitable and educated Minnesota. Under his leadership, our state now has a balanced budget that helps working families. Many of those working families – thousands of whom live in Minneapolis – will also see a raise following the minimum wage bill Governor Dayton signed into law.
“I want to thank Governor Dayton for his steadfast support of Nicollet Mall and other great development projects happening downtown. Those projects are creating jobs for Minneapolis residents and their success will benefit the entire region and state.
“The vision Governor Dayton painted tonight is one of a bright future. He has helped move our state in the right direction as we ensure our city and state can be a place where all people have an opportunity to thrive. I thank him for his dedication to creating an economy that works for everyone, where the entire community contributes to and benefits from our growth and increased prosperity, and I look forward to working with him to continue moving Minnesota forward.”