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Daily Brief: March 25, 2015

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Minnesota DFL
March 25, 2015

Events today

  • 11 a.m. – The Minnesota Senate meets in session.
  • 11 a.m. – Lt. Gov. Smith will provide remarks at Minnesotans for Healthy Kids Coalition “Day at the Capitol” event. Minnesota History Center, 3M Auditorium, 345 W Kellogg Blvd., St. Paul.
  • Noon – Gov. Dayton will provide remarks at Muslim Day at the Capitol. Christ Lutheran Church, Fellowship Hall, 105 University Ave. W, Saint Paul.
  • 12:15 p.m. – The Minnesota House of Representatives meets in session.

2016 election

Gov. Scott Walker hires Romney campaign official for likely 2016 presidential bid, Star Tribune

2nd DFLer enters race for Rep. Kline’s seat in U.S. House, Pioneer Press

Paul rains on Cruz’s ’16 parade, The Hill

Black Lives Matter

The rise of Black Lives Matter Minneapolis, MinnPost

Budget (federal)

Bipartisan deal on health care issues hits a snag among Senate Democrats, New York Times

Budget (state)

Poll: Minnesotans are split over what to do with budget surplus, Star Tribune

MINNESOTA POLL: State budget surplus, Star Tribune

House Republicans’ budget plan calls for $2 billion in tax relief, Star Tribune

Minnesota House Republican budget calls for tax cuts, slimmer health programs, Star Tribune

Minnesota House GOP bids low with budget proposal, Star Tribune

House Ways and Means Committee sets spending targets, Session Daily

Minnesota GOP wants $2 billion in tax cuts, but no details yet, Fargo Forum

House GOP plan spends more than current, less than Dayton proposal, Pioneer Press

House budget plan sets Minnesota on the wrong course, Minnesota Budget Project

Minn. House Republicans propose almost $40 billion budget, KSTP

Minnesota House budget plan filled with tax cuts to be named later, Fox 9



A good day of turbulence for the Minnesota Republican Party, MinnPost



Will Minnesota policymakers follow the corporate commitment to clean energy? MinnPost



These Republicans want to take away your weekend, The Nation

Allina Health workers to picket hospitals this week, Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal


Today in history


Super Bowl

Super Bowl organizers ask for more tax breaks, Pioneer Press



Rachel E. Stassen-Berger: Road spending has GOP, Dems agreeing, Pioneer Press

GOP transportation proposal leaves plenty of room for tax cuts, MinnPost

Our View: GOP road plan filled with potholes, Mankato Free Press


Wild rice

Minnesota floats complicated plan for wild rice rule, Star Tribune

MPCA announces new approach for protecting wild rice, Pioneer Press

MPCA wild rice, clean water plan walks political tightrope, MPR


Women’s History Month





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