While in Washington, D.C., for a national governors meeting over the weekend, Gov. Mark Dayton was elected vice chair of the Midwestern Governors Association.
Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad was elected chair of the group and said he wants to focus this year on promoting a positive Midwestern narrative, increasing domestic energy production and supporting efforts to lower energy costs for businesses and families within the region.
He said he’ll work “to promote the region and highlight its strengths and opportunities across the country and the globe.”
The group is made up of nine Midwest governors and was formed 50 years ago “to foster regional development and coordinate public policy of significance to the region.”
Dayton is also on the executive committee of the National Governors Association. And he’s got some things on his plate back here at home, with the legislative session stumbling along and all.