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The Cato Institute has released a fiscal policy report card for America's 50 governors, and our governor stands firm...in 48th place.
Cato issued an overall grade of 21 for Mark Dayton, giving him an F and placing him just above Connecticut's Dan Malloy and Illinois' Pat Quinn for last in the country.
In describing Dayton's fiscal record, the institute noted that:
It didn't take long after he entered office for Governor Dayton to reveal his preferences for higher taxes and spending. General fund spending jumped almost 10 percent his first year in office.
Read the full report below: