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Daily Brief: Monday, Jan. 26th, 2015

In the Know

Minnesota DFL
Jan. 26, 2015
Events today

  • 11 a.m. – Gov. Dayton unveils budget proposals aimed at children.
  • 11 a.m. – The Senate is in session.
  • 1:30 a.m. – Lt. Gov. Smith chairs a special meeting of the Capitol Area Architectural and Planning Board Room 116-C, Administration Building, 658 Cedar Street, St. Paul.
  • 3:30 p.m. – The Minnesota House is in session.

2015 session
Council on Black Minnesotans announces ‘aggressive’ agenda during its ‘Day on the Hill’, TC Daily Planet
Urban-rural divide grows deeper, Star Tribune
Senate DFLers focused on rural Minnesota, St. Cloud Times
House Dems say they helped rural Minnesota, Fargo Forum
2016 session
Minnesota legislative agenda for 2016: Pass bonding, go home? Pioneer Press
Budget (state)
Dayton’s budget plan to focus on children, MPR
Dayton to propose half of $1 billion surplus go to education, children, Star Tribune
Crisis behind him, Dayton faces different budget pressure, WCCO

Ag, business expansion helped Murray County make ‘recovered’ list, MinnPost
Middle class shrinks further as more fall out instead of climbing up, New York Times
Education (early)
State lawmakers tackle early learning gap, KARE
Education (higher)
OUR OPINION: Tuition plans need ‘political rocket fuel’: Bipartisanship, Grand Forks Herald
More than 25% of students at Minnesota’s colleges must take remedial classes, MinnPost
Education (K-12)
Mark Dayton sheds light on education funding increases, Pioneer Press
Flag pins
Counterpoint: I wear flag pins to honor others, Star Tribune
Talking Points: St. Paul’s paid parental leave, WCCO
Dayton signs bill containing immediate tax breaks, wording fix to Mayo Clinic expansion plan, Star Tribune
Top GOP bill features business breaks, Capitol Chatter
DMC funding fix, a great show of bipartisanship, Rochester Post Bulletin
Minnesota GOP says new bill will encourage businesses to add jobs, Grand Forks Herald
Republican Governors buck party line on raising taxes, New York Times
Addressing our crumbling infrastructure, U of M Daily
Compromise is critical for state’s highways and bridges, Duluth News Tribune
State chamber’s view: Transportation solution must be sustainable, strategic, Duluth News Tribune
Minnesota drivers: Get ready for more roundabouts, Star Tribune
Dayton gives transportation plan sneak preview, KSTP
Secretary of State Simon says ‘true early’ voting will speed system, Bemidji Pioneer

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