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Daily Brief: Thursday, June 4th, 2015

In the Know

Minnesota DFL
June 4, 2015
 
Events today

  • 2 p.m. – Lt. Gov. Tina Smith will present the 2015 Governor’s International Trade Awards.

 
Constituency Caucus meetings

  • June 6 – The Senior DFL Caucus will hold its annual meeting at the Sheet Metal Workers Local #10, 1681 East Cope Avenue 55109, Maplewood.
  • June 9 – The June meeting of the North Metro Chapter of the DFL Senior Caucus will be held at the Little Venetian Inn in Little Canada at 11:30 a.m.
  • June 20 – The June meeting of the African-American Caucus will be held at Pierre Bottineau Library, 55 Broadway St. NE, Minneapolis at 10 a.m.

 
Save the date!

  • 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, 11 a.m., Doubletree Bloomington, tickets available here.
  • 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 special session
Special session plans teeter as Dayton, GOP dig in on auditor fightMPR
Dispute over state auditor duties becomes a sticking point during budget talksStar Tribune
Minnesota budget agreements are still in the worksDuluth News Tribune
Make Dayton would halt special session over state auditor provisionPioneer Press
Auditor’s concerns require a full airingPioneer Press
Dayton to stall special session till anti-state auditor law repealedWCCO
Why Dayton wants a 1-sentence provision he signed rescindedFox 9
Tussle over State Auditor stalls special session talksKARE
 
2016 election
Rick Perry announces presidential bidMPR
5 things you should know about Lincoln ChafeeMPR
Lincoln Chafee’s improbable quest for the White HouseMPR
Launching 2016 bid, Rhode Island’s Chafee refuses to rule out talks with Islamic State groupStar Tribune
GOP’s top 10: Who is making the debate cutThe Hill
How will the economy play in 2016The Hill
 
Congressional delegation
Klobuchar
Klobuchar visits dairy farm in rebuilding mode after fireECM
 
Destination Medical Center
Rochester’s economic engine shifts into overdrive with Destination Medical Center plansMinnPost
 
Economy
Minnesota provides relief to save jobs at U.S. SteelStar Tribune
 
Energy
Key vote on Minnesota oil pipeline expected this weekMPR
 
Environment
How the MPCA’s Citizens’ Board did itself inMinnPost
 
FBI surveillance flights
Sen. Al Franken is demanding information from FBI on surveillance flightsStar Tribune
Sen. Franken seeks answers over FBI surveillance flightsWCCO
 
Health insurance
Health insurers seek higher premiums in MinnesotaMPR
8 Minnesota health plans propose big premium hikes for 2016Pioneer Press
8 Minnesota health plans propose big premium hikes for 2016KSTP

Transportation
One year in, Green Line endangers U researchMPR
Study: Trains still better than buses for Southwest light rail lineMPR
Eden Prairie end of line is likely to take the brunt of Southwest LRT cutsMinnPost

Voting
Democrats challenge voter limits in battleground statesPioneer Press

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