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Daily Brief: Tuesday, Jan. 20th, 2015

In the Know

Minnesota DFL
Jan. 20, 2015
Events today

  • Lt. Gov. Smith will travel to Rochester to meet with officials about the Destination Medical Center.
  • 10:30 a.m. – Gov. Dayton will hold a press conference to announce a component of his 2015 Budget Proposal.
  • 11 a.m. – The Senate is in session.
  • 11 a.m. – Lobbyists Bradley Peterson, Dan Dorman and Marty Seifert will hold a press conference about rural priorities.
  • Noon – The House is in session.
  • 12:15 p.m. – Gov. Dayton will make remarks at the Greater Mankato Day at the DoubleTree in St. Paul.
  • 7:30 p.m. – MPR will broadcast President Obama’s State of the Union address.

Mall of America protest: A large assembly, a prosecutorial error, Star Tribune
2015 session
Minnesota lawmakers work to complete tax bill, disaster aid package, Capitol space plan, Star Tribune
2016 election
Mitt Romney has 2016 on his mind, Star Tribune
Lindsey Graham of South Carolina sets up committee to determine his chances in 2016, Star Tribune
Paul Ryan’s big decision, Star Tribune
4 GOP hopefuls expected to attend Koch event, Politico

Bonding bill
Governor plans to propose $850 million bonding bill, Star Tribune
Budget (state)
Education, health care make up two-thirds of Minnesota’s budget, Pioneer Press
Capitol complex
Senate DFLers criticized for Capitol space stalemate, Pioneer Press
Some in GOP hesitant about using budget option on health care law, Star Tribune
Congressional delegation
Minnesota delegation dates to the SOTU, Star Tribune

Q&A: What Tom Emmer wants for Minnesota businesses, MinnPost
Minnesota’s Tom Emmer named one of Congress’s best new haters, City Pages

Sen. Franken speaks out about net neutrality goals in coming weeks, Northland News Center
Sen. Franken on Obama’s tax proposals, WCCO
Franken visits Duluth, addresses talks rural health care needs, WDIO
Rural health tour stops in Alexandria, Alexandria Echo Press

MState President will be Sen. Klobuchar’s guest at the State of the Union address, WDAZ
Army does about-face on officer pension policy, Star Tribune

Bill reintroduced to name Chisholm Post Office in honor of late Congressman Oberstar, Northland News Center

Peterson introduces ‘Cuba’ bill, KDUZ

Rep. Tim Walz swaps Transportation for Defense, hopes to gain power, Star Tribune
Reality Check: Minnesota’s evolving rural profile, WCCO
Center for Small Towns studies population change in west central Minnesota, Morris Sun Tribune
Small Minnesota butchers become medium rare, MPR
Education (higher)
Editorial: As the ‘U’ makes its case, Pioneer Press
PoliGraph: Kaler’s doc shortage claim accurate, MPR
Education (K-12)
Bill would extend school district power to tax for repairs, avoid voter approval, Star Tribune
Dayton ‘open’ to Bonoff teacher seniority bill, miffed with Senate GOP leader Hann, Star Tribune
K-12 as we know it is on the move, Star Tribune
Bill to end LIFO authored by DFL senator, Fox 9
Teacher seniority debate returns to Legislature, MPR
From funding choices to teacher licensing: hot education issues at the Capitol, MinnPost
The plight of a Capitol curiosity: the suburban swing-district Republican, MinnPost
Dayton proposes legislative action on waterway buffers, St. Cloud Times
Dayton proposes legislative action on waterway buffers, says move would help pheasants, water, Star Tribune
Enviro conference gets testy, Star Tribune
Dayton acting like a leader on water protection, Star Tribune

Rep. Daudut on legislative priorities, WCCO
Interview with newly elected Rep. Brian Daniels (R-Faribault), Faribault Daily News
Letter: Backer’s priorities support businesses, corporations, Morris Sun Tribune
Gun advocates plan rally at Minnesota Capitol, MinnPost
Facing the facts on affordable housing in the Twin Cities, Star Tribune
Air Serv workers protest standby scheduling at airport, Workday Minnesota
Mental health
Strategies shift for treating mental illnesses, Star Tribune
Met Council
Met Council needs to be more accountable, senators say, Star Tribune
Dayton appoints DFL insider to Met Council, Star Tribune
Dayton taps political ally to chair Metropolitan Council, Pioneer Press
Duininck a good Met Council choice, Star Tribune
Black Lives Matter plans MLK Day march in St. Paul, Star Tribune
In King’s honor, keep fighting for fair housing, Star Tribune
MLK Day speakers: Vernon Jordan and Rev. Bernard Lafayette, MPR
Black Lives Matter group aims to #ReclaimMLK with march to Capitol, MPR
Black Lives Matter protesters stage 4-hour march to Capitol, Star Tribune
#Blacklivesmatter protestors halt traffic, LRT, WCCO
Black Lives Matter protesters consider demonstrating on I-94 before thinking twice, Fox 9
Minnesota man marched with MLK in Selma, Fox 9
Troopers keep marching protesters off I-94, KARE
No shortage of proposals to revamp MNsure, Star Tribune
Nursing homes
Nursing homes ask for new funding to keep homes open, MPR
Precinct caucuses
Minnesota political notebook: Precinct caucuses attract candidates’ attention, Fargo Forum
President Obama
Obama to call for raising capital gains, inheritance taxes to pay for middle-class tax relief, Star Tribune
Worst President ever has long list of accomplishments, Star Tribune

State of the Union
Minneapolis mom to sit with First Lady during State of the Union, Star Tribune
Measuring 5 goals Obama laid out in his 2014 State of the Union address, Star Tribune
State of the Union: To grab attention, Obama team rethinks The Big Speech, Star Tribune
Memorable quotes from Obama’s State of the Union addresses, Star Tribune
Obama outlines tax increases ahead of the State of the Union, The Hill
CTUL leader to attend State of the Union Address, Workday Minnesota
State of the Union: 5 things to watch, MPR
With State of the Union economic proposals, Obama aims to influence 2016 debate, Star Tribune
Five things to watch in Obama’s SOTU, The Hill

Higher Minnesota taxes? Take a guess, Wadena Journal
Tax repeal could give medical firms double windfall, MPR
DFL would supply votes for mega-transportation plan, top Democrat says, Pioneer Press
GOP transportation plan falls short, by DFL Chairman Ken Martin, Detroit Lakes Online
Vikings stadium
Financial doubts arise about two parking ramps near Vikings new stadium, Star Tribune

Reducing veteran suicides, one step at a time, MinnPost
Capital Chatter: Wisconsin Democratic Party drooling over western neighbor, Duluth News Tribune
Wisconsin lawmakers push to raising speed limit to 70, Pioneer Press

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