Gov. Dayton's State of the State address

Dayton touts 'Unsession,' services speed-up 

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton says the state is making progress in delivering services to people and businesses that interact with government.

In his State of the State address Wednesday night, the governor said the Legislature and his administration have made sped up government tasks and become more responsive.

Dayton says moves to cut bureaucratic red tape have meant faster environmental permits for businesses and shorter waits for people with motor vehicle transactions. For example, he says it now takes an average of 19 days to register a car compared with the needed three months previously.

He says his "unsession" campaign to prune the books of outdated or duplicative laws have resulted in 121 deletions so far.

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