|Financial Audit Division Report 07-19||Released July 20, 2007|
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 2006, 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 Office of the Governor is funded primarily by a General Fund appropriation. Ten state agencies and the Metropolitan Council provided resources to the office to fund the operations of the Washington, DC Federal Affairs Office.