|Financial Audit Division Report 05-29||Released May 19, 2005|
Article V of the State Constitution established the Office of the Governor as part of the executive branch of state government. The office operates under the authority of Minnesota Statutes, Chapter 4.
The Governor is responsible for the general direction, administration, and supervision of the affairs of state government, as well as the development of legislative proposals.
The Governor’s Office is funded primarily by a General Fund appropriation. Eleven state agencies provided resources to fund the operations of the Washington D.C. Federal Affairs Office.