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Daily Brief: Friday, Aug. 15th, 2014

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Minnesota DFL
Aug. 15, 2014
Events today

  • Noon – Iron Range leaders will hold a press conference to sound off on Republican investment banker Mike McFadden’s pro-Chinese steel stance. Virginia, MN
  • 1 p.m. – Gov. Mark Dayton will hold a roundtable discussion on railway safety with local leaders and emergency managers in Alexandra.
  • 7 p.m. – Rep. Phyllis Kahn and GOP gubernatorial nominee Jeff Johnson on TPT Almanac
  • Evening – Gov. Mark Dayton will provide remarks at the Minnesota Association for Justice’s Annual Convention Awards Dinner

Mark your calendars and spread the word!

  • 35 days until Sept. 19 and early voting opens for the Nov. 4 election
  • 80 days until the Nov. 4 election

2014 election
Voters pick for Independence Party Senate candidate throws party into disarray, MPR

State Auditor
MN candidate with big pockets takes another big loss, Watchdog.org

ABM targets GOP’s Johnson in new ad, MPR Capitol View
Minnesota GOP Gov. candidate says minimum wage earners should aspire to a career, Huffington Post

U.S. House
GOP creates look-alike news sites targeting Minnesota Democrats, Bring Me the News

U.S. Senate
McFadden calls on Congress, Obama to return to Washington, Pioneer Press
McFadden reverses course on gas tax hike, CBS Minnesota

Congressional delegation

“U.S. Senators Amy Klobuchar and Al Franken and Representatives Betty McCollum, John Kline, Keith Ellison, and Erik Paulsen today pushed the Administration to provide federal assistance for additional Minnesota communities impacted by the devastating flooding that caused extensive damage across much of the state. Yesterday, the Administration extended its Disaster Declaration to include four additional communities impacted by flooding – bringing the total number of communities eligible for federal assistance to 38 – but still hasn’t extended the declaration to include Hennepin, Ramsey, and Dakota Counties. In a letter, the lawmakers urged the President to expand the declaration to those three counties, which sustained significant flood damage this summer. The letter follows Governor Mark Dayton’s formal request for federal assistance to help these communities rebuild and recover.  EXCERPT: “We write in strong support of the request to issue a Major Disaster Declaration for three counties that were impacted by the June rain storms and flooding in Minnesota,” the lawmakers wrote. “After disaster strikes Minnesota, we hit the ground running and do not stop until we have the resources in place to ensure that communities can recover. We will continue to push for all available assistance at the federal level until the recovery is complete.” Morning Take

State loses 4,200 jobs in July, unemployment rate steady at 4.5 percent, Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development

“The University of Minnesota announced today that it launched a record 15 startup companies based on discoveries and inventions by its researchers during the past year. These companies, which top the previous record of 14 companies in fiscal 2013, demonstrate the university’s commitment to bringing revolutionary discoveries to the market in key industries including medical technology and the environment.” University of Minnesota
Ferguson, MO.
Rep. Ellison calls for full Justice Department investigation of Ferguson, Mo., shooting, Star Tribune
New Tack on Unrest Eases Tension in Missouri, The New York Times
Congress under pressure from left and right to ‘demilitarize’ police, The Hill
Obama calls for calm after ‘disturbing’ events in Ferguson, The Hill
Turmoil, tear gas give way to hope in Ferguson, AP
Rep. Steve King: Ferguson Protestors Are Of A Single ‘Continental Origin’, Talking Points Memo

In court, immigrant children are moved to front of the line, The New York Times
Hodges’ budget for Mpls. would spend more, raise taxes, MPR

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