Gov. Mark Dayton signs extension for Iron Range unemployment benefits
DFL Gov. Mark Dayton delayed a flight to California to sign the measure into law, after demanding that the House and Senate pass separate bills granting the unemployment benefits and approving a $258 million reduction in unemployment taxes for businesses.
Iron Range legislators who at earlier meetings gave long, dramatic speeches decrying political gamesmanship greeted the passage of the measure with a three-word statement: “It’s about time.”