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Daily Brief: March 26, 2015

In the Know

Minnesota DFL
March 26, 2015

Events today

  • SEIU Healthcare Minnesota members employed by Allina Health will hold informational pickets outside United Hospital in St. Paul and Mercy Hospital in Coon Rapids.
  • 9:30 a.m. – Lt. Gov. Smith will chair a meeting of the Destination Medical Center Corporation Board in Rochester.
  • 11 a.m. – Governor Dayton will be joined by members of the Minnesota Civil War Commemoration Task Force for a press event to announce a statewide effort to commemorate the 150th Anniversary of the End of the American Civil War.
  • 11 a.m. – The Minnesota Senate meets in session.
  • 3:30 p.m. – The Minnesota House of Representatives meets in session.

2016 election

What do Americans want in 2016 presidential candidates? MPR

Unhappy with a moderate Jeb Bush, conservatives aim to unite behind an alternative, New York  Times

In 2016 campaign, the lament of the not quite rich enough, Washington Post

Trust Scientists


Accessibility signs

Student leads effort to change accessibility signs, KARE


Affordable Care Act

ACA Right 

Budget (federal)

House approves conservative budget to erase red ink, cut trillions from benefit programs, Star Tribune


Budget (state)

House GOP proposal sets up showdown with Dayton over budget, MinnPost

Minnesota Chamber supports GOP budget plan, Grand Rapids Herald

$2 billion in Minnesota tax cuts? Worthington Daily Globe

Here’s how the GOP budget compares, Pioneer Press

How GOP Budget 


Cigar tax

Cigar tax cut draws opposition to State Capitol, KARE


Congressional delegation


Franken to appear on Letterman, Pioneer Press



Klobuchar named co-chair of Congressional Coalition on Adoption, MinnPost



McCollum blasts new wild rice plan, MPR



Minnesota Poll finds healthy 54 percent approval rating for Dayton, Star Tribune

MINNESOTA POLL: Gov. Mark Dayton, Star Tribune



Census finds suburban growth yet to rebound, Star Tribune


Drivers licenses for undocumented immigrants

Backers push for vote on driver’s licenses for undocumented immigrants, Session Daily

Supporters of immigrant driver’s licenses ramp up campaign, but stiff opposition remains, Star Tribune

Minnesota drivers’ licenses for immigrants plan draws support, Pioneer Press



Fiscal 50: State trends and analysis, The Pew Charitable Trust


Education (early)

Talking Points: Gov. Dayton stands behind his pre-K plan, WCCO



Minnesota’s already at-risk wetlands will be in greater danger if SF 1515 passes, MinnPost


Equal Rights Amendment

A history lesson for Republicans blocking ERA resolution, Star Tribune



Clinton Cartoon



Tevlin: Why the focus on the state’s servers just to save $1 a hour? Star Tribune

Dayton pushes for $10 minimum wage for airport workers, Star Tribune

Dayton backs $10 an hour airport minimum wage, Pioneer Press

Dayton calls for airport pay bump, MPR



Major League Soccer coming to Minnesota, Star Tribune

Stadium proposal would overhaul Minneapolis ‘no man’s land’, Star Tribune

Major League Soccer team coming to Minneapolis, MPR

Downtown soccer stadium funding has yet to be worked out, WCCO

Big league soccer returns to Minnesota with MLS franchise, KSTP

Dayton: No direct money for soccer stadium but other help possible, KSTP

Sak Soccer


MNGOP transportation plan relies on magic money, mn progressive project

Two person train crew bill passes MN Senate committees, Workday Minnesota



Move to restore felon voting rights appears stalled, Star Tribune

Hear the case for letting parolees and those on probation vote, Pioneer Press


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