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Daily Brief: March 30, 2015
Posted by SD48 DFL Communications Team in Daily Brief, News
- Secretary of State Steve Simon will meet with county officials in Scott, Carver, Meeker, and Wright counties.
- 7:30 a.m. – Sen. Melisa Frazen holds a town hall meeting, YoYo Donuts, Minnetonka.
- 9 a.m. – Sen. Kent Eken holds a town hall meeting, Hawley City Hall.
- 11 a.m. – House Minority Leader Paul Thissen, Rep. Melissa Hortman and Rep. Clark Johnson hold a press conference and discussion about education, Centennial Student Union, Room 204, S. St., Mankato. Open to the public.
- 1:30 p.m. – House Minority Leader Paul Thissen, Rep. Melissa Hortman and Rep. Jeanne Poppe hold a press conference and discussion about education, Skylight Room, Riverland Community College, 2200 Riverland Dr, Albert Lea. Open to the public.
- 2 p.m. – Sen. Kent Eken holds a town hall meeting, Barnesville City Hall.
- 2 p.m. – House Assistant Minority Leader Erin Murphy holds an education roundtable with administrators, Owatonna School Board Room, 515 W. Bridge St., Owatonna. (Not open to the public.)
- 3:30 p.m. – Sen. Kent Eken holds a town hall meeting, Dilworth City Hall.
- 5 p.m. – Sen. Kent Eken holds a town hall meeting, Glyndon City Hall.
- 7 p.m. – Sen. Kent Eken holds a town hall meeting, Detroit Lakes City Hall.
Minnesota: The joy of divided government, Pioneer Press
Any hope for ‘dead’ bills at the Capitol? Just a little, Pioneer Press
Lawmakers have a lot to tackle after break, KARE
Inmates to butchers: Bill would create meat processing program, Star Tribune
GOP’s ring collecting hats: Cruz’s tossed, Paul and Rubio next, Star Tribune
Democrat O’Malley says presidency ‘not some crown’ to be shared by 2 families, Star Tribune
History shows early lead in presidential race doesn’t portend victory, Star Tribune
2016 GOP hopefuls pack a lot of heat, Star Tribune
Farmers voice frustration at waterway buffer meeting, Owatonna People’s Press
Buffer strip proposal draws criticism from farming community, Pipestone County Star
In Response: Focus on policy with surplus, not politics, Duluth News Tribune
Senate DFL budget just shy of $43 billion, sets aside $250M for rainy day fund, Star Tribune
Funding for disabled and long-term care? It’s personal, Star Tribune
State’s long-term care field in financial mess, Pope County Tribune
Senate Democrats take middle ground on budget, Detroit Lakes
Senate budget seeks to bridge gulf between Dayton and GOP, MinnPost
Daniels backs GOP budget plan; says there’s middle ground with DFL, Faribault Daily News
Minnesota Senate DFL makes a sensible budget bid, Star Tribune
Q&A: What will the rest of the Minnesota legislative session hold? Grand Forks Herald
Senate targets focus on education, more limited tax target, Minnesota Budget Project
Senate DFL wants surplus used for schools, reserves, MPR
Senate DFL wants to spend $42.7 billion on Minn. budget, KSTP
After break, battle over tax cuts awaits Minnesota Legislature, MPR
Senate to work out of downtown St. Paul during interim, Pioneer Press
Capitol restoration project threatens to bust its $270M budget, Pioneer Press
Capitol renovation project needs $30M more from lawmakers, Star Tribune
Costs of major Minnesota Capitol renovation creeping up, MPR
Franken’s Pell Grant amendment fails in marathon budget voting session, Star Tribune
Preparing for a diverse workforce, Star Tribune
Driver’s license bill
Driver’s license bill would expand opportunity for Minnesotans, Minnesota Budget Project
Katie Clark Sieben: ‘Pathways to Prosperity’: Opening a wider workforce door, Pioneer Press
Minnesota considers bill to scrap remedial college courses, Star Tribune
Bill would help MnSCU better transfer college credits earned in high school, Star Tribune
Pre-K teachers may lose business with Gov. Dayton’s pre-school proposal, Detroit Lakes
Schools approve of Gov. Dayton’s pre-school proposal if they have space, Detroit Lakes
Gov. Dayton continues to push for funding for universal pre-school, KBJR
Equal Rights Amendment
Equal Rights bill faces baffling opposition in Minnesota House, City Pages
Rural towns, businesses join forces to help workers live closer to their jobs, MinnPost
1,000 AFSCME members rally for quality of life in Minnesota, Workday Minnesota
Loretto man gets 22 months for lying about employees’ wages, Workday Minnesota
Letter to the editor, Star Tribune
Leap from legislator to lobbyist a short one in Minnesota, Pioneer Press
Legislators to Lobbyists: A database of their clients and cash, Pioneer Press
The need for nursing home workers is causing a local law maker to take action, KIMT
Obituary: Jack Puterbaugh, DFL stalwart and advance man for JFK’s final trip, Star Tribune
Obituary: Maureen Flahaven was leader on many local, state issues, Star Tribune
‘Religious freedom’ bill
Indiana’s ‘religious freedom’ bill sparks firestorm of controversy, MPR
Florida Legislature considers new abortion restrictions, including waiting period, Star Tribune
MN congressional delegation and Lt. Gov. meet at White House about steel imports, WDIO
Governor proposes railroad tax-funded safety fixes to include Little Falls and Randall, Morrison County Record
Transportation, two ways, West Central Tribune
Zelle visits Glencoe, McLeod County Chronicle
Letter: Where was Rep. Baker? West Central Tribune
It’s time to invest in transportation, West Central Tribune
Minnesota veteran, Japanese POW finally gets his medal, Fox 9
Vikings stadium: Agency’s leadership structure, salary differences questioned, Pioneer Press
Kelm-Helgen’s stadium role duplicates Mondale’s, critics say, Star Tribune
Head of stadium agency calls pay dispute ‘distraction’, MPR
Women’s History Month
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