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Daily Brief: Monday, Sept. 8th, 2014

In the Know

Minnesota DFL
Sept. 8, 2014
Events today

  • 4:30 p.m. – United Food and Commercial Workers Local 1189 will hold a fundraiser to benefit members who lost their jobs when two large employers, Dakota Premium and Rainbow Foods, closed earlier this summer. The Fundraiser for Food Workers will run from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. at Local 1189’s union hall, located at 266 Hardman Ave. N. in South St. Paul. Union members, allies and their families are invited to attend.

Mark your calendars and spread the word!
11 days until early voting beings Sept. 19
57 days until the Nov. 4 general election
2014 election
Northern, western Minnesota could affect political season, Capitol Chatter
People like DFL legislation, Morrison County Record
Independence Party standard-bearers pick a side: The GOP, Star Tribune
Six reasons why Hmong Americans should vote this year, TC Daily Planet


Ramsey County
Election 2014: A lack of competition in Ramsey County, Pioneer Press

Capitol Chatter: Conservative group focuses on defeating 12 DFL representatives, Morris Sun Tribune
Minnesota House control will hinge on close contests, Star Tribune
Who will control the Minnesota House of Representatives? Star Tribune

Secretary of State
Pay attention to secretary of state, mn progressive project

Minnesota Chamber of Commerce backs Johnson over Dayton, Pioneer Press
Successful MinnesotaState has done exceptionally well under Dayton, DFL Legislature, Ely Timberjay
Our Opinion: Road funding needs to be a priority, Fergus Falls Journal
Johnson settles for fewer debates than Dayton offers, MPR
Johnson: ‘I am not a tea party extremist’, MPR
Minnesota Chamber of Commerce PAC backs Johnson, MPR
Political ad about Jeff Johnson’s voting record scores C- on ‘Truth Test’,  KSTP

U.S. House
The Emmer Effect: GOP banks on big win in 6th to boost candidates statewide, MinnPost
Jim Hagedorn faces an uphill battle against Tim Walz, Star Tribune
MN-08: A look at Stewart III’s website, mn progressive project
Election 2014: As lawmakers, challengers take stand on ISIS, Stewart Mills remains silent, Northland News
Editorial: Hard-working Hagedorn, Worthington Daily Globe
‘Young Gun’ Torrey Westrom hopes to stir up 7th District race, Star Tribune
U.S. Senate
Franken, McFadden trade campaign jabs, Pioneer Press
Reality Check: Franken’s ad on McFadden’s ‘tax inversion,’ WCCO
New Franken ad accuses McFadden of dodging taxes, MPR

Onions: To GOP’s Mike McFadden. He states in his ad that he wants to get this country back on track. Is that the same GOP track that GOP George W. Bush led the country to the Great Depression? Mesabi Daily News
2016 election
The 2016 Republican dark horses, The Hill
Congress coming back, must act to avoid shutdown, KSTP

After more than a month away from Washington, D.C., Congress reconvenes today with hopes of averting a government shutdown. The House and Senate are expected to begin consideration of appropriations bills that would keep federal agencies open beyond Sept. 30, when the fiscal year ends. With November’s midterm elections looming, both chambers will be in session just a few weeks before lawmakers head back to the campaign trail. Star Tribune
Congressional delegation
Franken visits Minntac, presses for more jobs, Hometown Focus

Klobuchar visits Africa to discuss food security, Somali refugees, Star Tribune

Peterson: as the ranking democrat on the House Agriculture committee, ‘I’ve got a lot of say,’ West Central Tribune

Walz seeks investigation of report that Mpls. VA employees were ordered to falsify records, Star Tribune
Biden: Economy on road to recovery since financial crisis, The Hill
Minnesota takes steps to make work pay, Minnesota Budget Project
Lack of tech giant means Minnesota loses its start-ups, Star Tribune
Upbeat outlook from state on jobs growth, MPR
Harvard survey of company executives finds many foresee stagnant or lower pay for workers, Star Tribune


Education (K-12)
Rural districts struggle to lure new teachers, Albert Lea Tribune

Orchids: In the Sunday, Aug. 24 Mesabi Daily News front page feature story, Campaign 2014, it was reported that there is a shortage of skilled workers throughout greater Minnesota. Past Republican control of our state resulted in massive cuts to public education. Away went the “shop” and “business” classes and the starting point for many careers. Present Democratic Gov. Mark Dayton is for full funding of public education. Republican hopeful for governor, Jeff Johnson? We all know how Republicans feel about anything public. Thank you Mr. Hanna for the fine story. Mesabi Daily News
Health care
White House: Obama to delay immigration action, MPR
Local politicians weigh in on ISIS threat, connections to Minn., KSTP
Minnesota fast food workers join nationwide strike, TC Daily Planet
Minimum wage differences affect border towns, Star Tribune
Workers at one Bloomington hotel organize; labor dispute at another, Workday Minnesota

Marriage equality
Target joins companies urging gay marriage resolution, Pioneer Press
Hawaii, Idaho, Nevada gay marriage laws in court, Pioneer Press
Minnesota gearing up for rural outreach on health-insurance enrollment, MinnPost
Comparing the 2001 and 2013 Tax Acts: Which was better? Minnesota 2020
2013 Tax Act: Best deal for homeowners in 30 years, Minnesota 2020
‘Bull Crap’ sums it up, Minnesota 2020
5 things to know about where candidates for governor stand on education issues, Star Tribune

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