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Daily Brief: June 25th, 2015

In the Know

Minnesota DFL
June 25, 2015
Events today

  • 9 a.m. – Secretary of State Steve Simon meets with Le Center Area Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Don Hayden, 10 W Tyrone St., Le Center.
  • 10 a.m. – Gov. Dayton will hold a news conference on Minnesota’s ranking as CNBC’s America’s Top State for Business.
  • 10:15 a.m. – Secretary of State Steve Simon meets with St. Peter Area Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Ed Lee, 101 S Front St., St. Peter.
  • 11:30 a.m. – Secretary of State Steve Simon meets with New Ulm Area Chamber of Commerce President/CEO Audra Shaneman, 1 N Minnesota St., New Ulm.
  • 1:30 p.m. – Secretary of State Steve Simon meets with St. James Area Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Jennie Firchau, 516 1st Ave S St. James.
  • 3 p.m. – Secretary of State Steve Simon, meets with Fairmont Chamber of Commerce President Margaret Dillard, 323 E Blue Earth Ave., Fairmont.
  • 5 p.m. – State Auditor Rebecca Otto will speak at the Freeborn County DFL Picnic at Pioneer Park, 100 East Hawthorne St., Albert Lea.
  • 6 p.m. – A special thank you to Rep. Ryan Winkler, a going away picnic, Brookview Park, Small Shelter, 200 Brookview Parkway N, Golden Valley.

Save the date!

  • June 27 – Stonewall DFL will at Twin Cities Pride from 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. on the festival grounds in Loring Park. For additional information, contact Gerald Strauss at .
  • June 23 – The Bloomington Progressive Issues Forum, 5:30 p.m., Davanni’s Pizza and Hoagies, 8605 Lyndale Ave. S., Bloomington.
  • June 27 – “Awake the Lakes Area DFL” hosted by the Douglas County DFL. 118 City Park Road, Alexandria. 1-3 p.m. music, 3-5 p.m. speakers including House DFL Assistant Leader Erin Murphy, a representative from Congressman Collin Peterson’s office and Mike Simpkins.
  • June 28 – Seventh Annual Family Picnic of the DFL Senior Caucus, noon – 3 p.m., Brookview Park, Golden Valley.
  • July 12 – Tickets are now on sale for the 3rd Annual Jackie Stevenson Dinner in Bloomington. Get more information here.
  • July 14 – Senate District 53 and Senate District 39 Summer Picnic, 5:30 p.m., Tartan Park, Lake Elmo.


2015 session
Minnesota lawmakers still raised revenue through business fees, Pioneer Press
2016 election
Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal announces presidential run, MPR
Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal opens longshot 2016 campaign, declares himself ‘doer’ not a talker, Star Tribune
Republican presidential candidate Bobby Jindal on the issues, Star Tribune
Amy Klobuchar off to Iowa for Hillary Clinton campaign, Pioneer Press
Bobby Jindal enters race with mantel of ‘outsider,’ The Hill

Affordable Care Act
Boehner doles out new punishment, The Hill

Congressional delegation
Nolan says Trans Pacific Partnership will destroy good paying American jobs, KDAL  

Minority growth tapers off in metro suburbs, as aging accelerates, Star Tribune  

Top States #1: The North Star State, Minnesota, CNBC
Education (higher)
Regents approve UMN tuition hikes, Pioneer Press Tuition will increase at the U of M next year, MPR   GOP How Minnesota Republicans can beat the DFL Party at its game, Star Tribune   Labor Today in history

 Sex offender program
Dayton: Changing sex offender program will be difficult, MPR Dayton defends sex offender program, will go to hearing, Star Tribune State will seek appeal of sex offender ruling, Pioneer Press

South Carolina
The politics of taking down the Confederate flag, MPR
Senate passes trade legislation, hands Obama major second-term win, Star Tribune   Wisconsin Gov. Walker ends decades-old waiting period for handguns, Pioneer Press

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