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Apr/15

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2015 Grow with Us Plant Sale In Full Swing

DFL48_grow-with-us_logo-400wSpring has arrived, plants are popping out of the ground.  And, thoughts are turning to — planting and gardening.  We’ve worked to bring you the best of vendors for this year’s Grow with Us Plant Sale.

This year, we’re offering you plant cards at both Gerten’s Greenhouses and Garden Center in Inver Grove Heights and Wagner’s Greenhouse in Minneapolis and Bloomington.

Both are full-service nurseries. (more…)

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Mar/15

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Welcome

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Thanks for visiting our site. Senate District 48 DFL includes Southern Minnetonka and the majority of Eden Prairie. We bring together two vibrant communities with a diverse population. We believe it’s a great area to live and raise a family.

We also believe, as Sen. Wellstone said, “As free citizens in a political democracy we have a responsibility to be interested and involved in the affairs of the human community.” If you’re interested in learning more about what we believe and are doing, please visit our site often.  If you’d like to get involved in moving our communities, state and country forward to a progressive future, please contact us. There are lots of ways you can get involved.  Hope to see you soon!

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May/15

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Daily Brief: May 22nd, 2015

In the Know

Minnesota DFL
May 22, 2015
 
Events today

  • 7:30 a.m. – DFL Chairman Ken Martin and GOP Chairman Keith Downey speak to the North Metro Chamber of Commerce, the Mermaid, Mounds View.
  • 1:15 p.m. – Gov. Dayton will visit a preschool classroom and talk with teachers, parents, administrators, and area legislators about the benefits of preschool for all Minnesota students. Westview Elementary, 225 Garden View Dr., Apple Valley.
  • 7 p.m. – Gov. Mark Dayton appears on “Almanac” at the top of the show. It ends with DFL Chairman Ken Martin and GOP Chairman Keith Downey talking about the 2015 Legislative Session.

 
Constituency Caucus meetings

  • May 31 – Stonewall DFL – Political Support Committee will meet at 1 p.m. to screen candidates for CD 2 at DFL Headquarters. A board meeting will follow the Political Support Meeting and will be voting on the recommendation of the Political Support Committee for CD 2 endorsement.
  • June 6 – The Senior DFL Caucus will hold its annual meeting at the Sheet Metal Workers Local #10, 1681 East Cope Avenue 55109, Maplewood.

 
Save the date!

  • June 6 – Tickets are now on sale for the 4th Annual Humphrey-Mondale Dinner.
  • June 7 – Senate District 42 hosts “Pints and Politics,” 6 p.m., Hampton Inn, 1000 Gramsie Rd, Shoreview.
  • June 14 – DFL Women’s Hall of Fame Award Luncheon, 11 a.m., Double Tree, 7800 Normandale Blvd, Bloomington. Click here for more information.
  • June 20 – Registration is now open for the DFL Training Summit. Attend and learn how you can help the party build to win, built to last.

 
2015 session Dayton vetoes public school budget but waits on other billsMPR Session ‘brews’ over in Bemidji: Area legislators take part in ‘Pints & Politics’ eventBemidji Pioneer Range provisions could be in jeopardyMesabi Daily News What Greater Minnesota got out of the 2015 legislative sessionMinnPost
 
2015 election Flanagan announces bid for Winkler’s House seatMPR
 
2015 special session Tent? Hotel? Hunt for special session venue underwayMPR Where will legislators meet during a special sessionWCCO
 
2016 election
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In the Know

Minnesota DFL
May 21, 2015
 
Events today

  • 10 a.m. – Steve Hine, DEED Labor Market Information Office research director will announce the state’s unemployment rate and employment figures for April 2015.

 
Constituency Caucus meetings

  • May 21 – MYDFL Central Committee meeting, 6:15 p.m., Rondo Community Library, 461 N Dale St., St. Paul.
  • May 21 – The Hennepin County DFL Senior Caucus will meet at 12:30 p.m. at Maria’s Cafe, 1113 E Franklin Ave., Minneapolis. The speaker will be Lee Graczyk, lead organizer for RxRights.org. He is knowledgeable on the politics of Prescription Medicine.
  • May 31 – Stonewall DFL – Political Support Committee will meet at 1 p.m. to screen candidates for CD 2 at DFL Headquarters. A board meeting will follow the Political Support Meeting and will be voting on the recommendation of the Political Support Committee for CD 2 endorsement.
  • June 6 – The Senior DFL Caucus will hold its annual meeting at the Sheet Metal Workers Local #10, 1681 East Cope Avenue 55109, Maplewood.

 
Save the date!

  • June 6 – Tickets are now on sale for the 4th Annual Humphrey-Mondale Dinner.
  • June 7 – Senate District 42 hosts “Pints and Politics,” 6 p.m., Hampton Inn, 1000 Gramsie Rd, Shoreview
  • June 20 – Registration is now open for the DFL Training Summit. Attend and learn how you can help the party build to win, built to last.

 
2015 session
Lawmakers look back on efforts, ahead to likely special sessionSession Daily 
Legislators put budget together, but it’s not a done dealMinnesota Budget Project
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2015 special session
GOP wants special session soonMPR
Good Question: How often are there special sessionsWCCO
Special session’s agenda just won’t be educationWCCO
Dayton receives a lot of requests as special session approachesStar Tribune
Basic facts about the Legislature’s special sessionDuluth News Tribune
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In the Know

Minnesota DFL
May 20, 2015
 
Events today

  • 7:20 a.m. – Gov. Dayton is on WCCO radio.
  • 9 a.m. – House Republican leaders hold a press conference about the session.
  • 9:30 a.m. – House DFL leaders hold a press conference about the session.
  • Noon – Lt. Gove. Smith will attend a lunch event with former Vice President Walter Mondale and the University of Minnesota – Humphrey School Policy Fellows.

 
Constituency Caucus meetings

  • May 21 – MYDFL Central Committee meeting, 6:15 p.m., Rondo Community Library, 461 N Dale St., St. Paul.
  • May 21 – The Hennepin County DFL Senior Caucus will meet at 12:30 p.m. at Maria’s Cafe, 1113 E Franklin Ave., Minneapolis. The speaker will be Lee Graczyk, lead organizer for RxRights.org. He is knowledgeable on the politics of Prescription Medicine.
  • May 31 – Stonewall DFL – Political Support Committee will meet at 1 p.m. to screen candidates for CD 2 at DFL Headquarters. A board meeting will follow the Political Support Meeting and will be voting on the recommendation of the Political Support Committee for CD 2 endorsement.
  • June 6 – The Senior DFL Caucus will hold its annual meeting at the Sheet Metal Workers Local #10, 1681 East Cope Avenue 55109, Maplewood.

 
Save the date!

  • June 6 – Tickets are now on sale for the 4th Annual Humphrey-Mondale Dinner.
  • June 7 – Senate District 42 hosts “Pints and Politics,” 6 p.m., Hampton Inn, 1000 Gramsie Rd, Shoreview
  • June 20 – Registration is now open for the DFL Training Summit. Attend and learn how you can help the party build to win, built to last.

 
2015 session
Minnesota Legislature leaves $1 billion to fight over next yearStar Tribune
Dayton signs 17 measures into law, including Uber, Lyft insurance requirementsStar Tribune
Minnesota lawmakers hit deadline with too much undoneStar Tribune
Despite chaotic end to session, leaders say key bills passedPioneer Press
Rachel E. Stassen-Berger: Another tumultuous end to legislative sessionPioneer Press
Did Minnesota House pass wrong budget bill? MaybePioneer Press
Are you pleased with the outcome of the sessionMPR
A messy end to a messy sessionMinnPost
Why the 2015 legislative session will quickly be forgottenMinnPost
This session was a sausage factory – and it stinksmnpACT!
SESSION 2015: Where notable issues stand as Legislature endsKARE
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Minnesota_State_Capitol“The Legislature is being forced into a special session by Republicans who refused to compromise and are more interested in providing tax giveaways to corporations than investing in education. Until Republicans stop prioritizing the want of a few special interests over the needs of tens of thousands of Minnesota children, they will continue to block the progress needed for future economic success.

“Make no mistake, the Senate and House DFL caucus and Gov. Mark Dayton are committed to early learners and investing in a better Minnesota for all Minnesotans. Now is the time for Minnesotans to stand with Gov. Dayton and DFL legislators and tell Republicans that with a budget surplus after a decade of scarcity and cuts, now is the time to provide more opportunities for success for our children.”

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May/15

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GOP-Led House Session Ends in Chaos

Thanks to the UpTake for video of the last 90 seconds of the 2015 House session:

Looks a lot like it did in the Wisconsin Assembly where bills are passed through strong armed parliamentary procedure and plugged ear on the part of the GOP.

Have a GOP House Representative? Let him or her know this isn’t how you want their party leaders to act:  http://www.leg.state.mn.us/

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