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Daily Brief: Monday, Dec. 15th, 2014

In the Know

Minnesota DFL
Dec. 15, 2014
Events today

  • 10 a.m. – The Legislative Commission on Data Practices will meet about the Minneapolis Body Camera program.
  • 12:30 p.m. – House Civil Law Committee will meet to review unresolved issues from the past legislative session including, but not limited to: – Data Practices Contract Exemption to Minnesota Health Plans & Department of Human Services Reporting Process Required in SF1770 – License Plate Reader use by law enforcement -Formation of a Legislative Commission on Intelligence and Technology.
  • 1 p.m. – The Advisory Commission on Capitol Security will meet in what may be one of Lt. Gov. Yvonne Prettner Solon’s final acts as Lt. Gov.

2014 election
In 2014 Minnesota Senate race, victorious Franken outraised rival McFadden by 3-to-1 margin, Star Tribune
2015 session
Minnesota House puts out call for top cop with crisis training to be chief sergeant-at-arms, Star Tribune
Incoming Minnesota House panel chair seeks to scale back farm property taxes, Star Tribune
Minnesota lawmakers search for way out of road jam, MPR
Budget (federal)
Budget vote splits parties, WDIO
Battle over spending exposes Democratic rift, New York Times
Spending deal may not offer 2015 Congress road map, Star Tribune
Congress passes $1.1 trillion spending bill, MPR
What’s in the bill? Something for everyone to like or loathe, Pioneer Press
The $1.1T bill: School lunches, light bulbs, pot, Pioneer Press
Budget (state)
With budget surplus, balance of spending and tax cuts, Duluth News Tribune
CIA torture report
Cheney counterattacks after CIA torture report: ‘I would do it again’, Star Tribune
Congressional delegation
Delegation members get last minute victories before Congress’ end, Star Tribune
Minnesota Democrats vote against government funding bill, MinnPost

Is this the end of Michele Bachmann? Politico

Congressman-elect Tom Emmer on D.C. orientation and what’s next, MPR

Human Rights Campaign calls John Kline’s effort to block LGBT protection ‘shameful’, Fox 9
Kline’s bill would cut union pension benefits, KARE
Kline’s buddies should pay to fix pension funds, mn progressive project

Klobuchar, Franken
Sens. Klobuchar, Franken don’t support government spending bill, Star Tribune
Klobuchar, Franken vote against funding bill; Norway ambassador nominee won’t get vote, MinnPost
Day of Resistance
‘This is a countrywide issue’: Hundreds gather in Minneapolis for Day of Resistance, MinnPost

Gov. Dayton talks hunting at pheasant summit, WCCO
Governor Dayton hopes pheasant summit will boost population, MPR
GOP still in debt, using credit line for cash crunch, Star Tribune
Will wages rise in jobs recovery? Star Tribune
North Star Summit addresses future workforce needs in Minn., KSTP
Median household incomes peaked in most Minnesota counties 15 years ago, MinnPost
Education (K-12)
Part 4: While tribal schools suffer, military schools prosper, Star Tribune
Medical marijuana
Gaps in medical marijuana map worry patients, Star Tribune
Million March MN
Million March MN touts power in numbers, Fox 9
Seifert, Marty
Former gubernatorial candidate Seifert to lobby for outstate interests, Star Tribune

Smith, Tina
The lieutenant governship: A role ripe for a remaking, Star Tribune

On the roads, again: lessons from the last big transportation debate, MinnPost

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