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Daily Brief: Thursday, June 27th, 2013

In The Know

Minnesota DFL
Jun. 27, 2013
Events today:
  • 10:30 a.m. State Representative Tim Kelly (R-Red Wing) and several impacted business owners will hold a press conference urging Gov. Dayton to call a special session to repeal the new sales tax on warehousing and storage services.
  • Mayor Rybak introduced Aug. 1st same-sex wedding couples.
  • 11: 30 a.m. More than 20 Mississippi River mayors hold press briefing to announce developments in their work to make the Mississippi more sustainable in St. Cloud.
  • Sen. Al Franken and Senate Democrats will hold a press conference in Washington DC to offer solutions to prevent student loan rates from doubling.
2014 election
Minnesota: Challengers to Gov. Dayton line up. Good., Pioneer Press
Sen. Thompson now formally fourth GOP candidate for governor, says education is top issue, MinnPost
Dave Thompson’s run for Minnesota governor formally announced, Pioneer Press
Republican Sen. Dave Thompson launches 2014 campaign for governor, Politics in Minnesota
Sen. Dave Thompson joins Minnesota governor race, Duluth News Tribune
GOP state Sen. Thompson launches bid for governor, Star Tribune
Zellers touts experience, roots in goal for governor, St Cloud Times
Minnesota governor candidate Kurt Zellers visits Duluth, Duluth News Tribune
Stewart Mills eyes a run against Rep. Rick Nolan in 2014, Politics in Minnesota
Businessman Stewart Mills announces 8th District challenge to Nolan, MinnPost
Stewart Mills to run for 8th Dist. seat, MPR
Mills will seek to unseat Nolan in the 8th District, Brainerd Dispatch
Mills Fleet Farm exec hopes to oust U.S. Rep. Nolan, D-Minn, Star Tribune
Stewart Mills, Minnesota congressional hopeful, is a Packers fan, City Pages
The Farm Bill: An Opportunity to Rethink Our Food System Priorities?, MN 2020
Minnesota needs to measure budget effectiveness, Star Tribune
Congressional delegation
Pelosi: ‘Who Cares?’ About Bachmann’s DOMA Reaction, Roll Call
Michele Bachmann: DOMA, Proposition 8 Rulings ‘Attacked Our Constitution’, Huffington Post
DOMA ruling: What Michele Bachmann said, FOX 9
Aid to Syria unites Bachmann and Nolan, MinnPost
Rep. Keith Ellison: In the Richest Nation in the World, Our Farm Bill Should Not Lead to More Hunger, Huffington Post
Rep. Keith Ellison: GOP has chance to ‘rebrand’ with reaction to voting rights ruling, Washington Times
In a speech delivered from the Senate floor, U.S. Sen. Al Franken (D-Minn.) urged action to prevent the rate hike on student loans slated to take place on July 1.
“Countless students at schools across Minnesota demonstrate tremendous perseverance and grit in getting a college education and in cobbling together the resources to pay for it,” Sen. Franken said in his speech. “They are working incredibly hard, and they are still taking on significant amounts of debt—debt that will stay with them for a good portion of their lives. Paying for college shouldn’t have to be that hard.” ECM
Rep. Walz statement on Supreme Court ruling, WXOX News
Hip-muscle tear hobbles Gov. Dayton, but he plans to make Pride parade, MinnPost
Dayton will be down for days because of a torn hip muscle, Star Tribune
Dayton expects more than $3 billion in bonding requests but will limit proposal to $1 billion, MinnPost
Mark Dayton has some tough talk for Virginia and those damn Confederates, City Pages
Nick Hanauer: The Capitalist’s case for a $15 minimum wage, Politics in Minnesota
42 Business Expansions in the First Quarter, DEED Reports
Stocks rise as spending increases, jobless claims fall; market headed for third straight gain, Star Tribune
Jobless benefit applications fall again, MPR
Minnesota businesses seen as winners in DOMA decision, MinnPost
Minnesota survey: 77% of business-service firms expect stable or improved revenue, MinnPost
Education (K-12)
On standardized tests, 17-year-old students are doing no better than they did decades ago, Star Tribune
Education (higher)
State raises aid to part-time, working students by $24 million, St. Cloud Times
Our opinion: An educated move, Austin Daily Herald
Report: Minnesota a Top 10 clean energy state, MPR
What Obama’s Climate Plan Means for MN, MN 2020
GOP Candidates Should Heed Lessons of the Past 15 Years, NextMinnesota
Sen. Fischbach’s recorded Brodkorb chat may bring sting at Capitol, St. Cloud Times
Senate prepared to pay out $500,000 more in legal costs for Brodkorb case, Star Tribune
Senate panel set to approve next Brodkorb-related legal bill, Star Tribune
State Senate earmarks $500,000 for Brodkorb suit, MPR
Minn. Senate leaders won’t settle Brodkorb lawsuit, KARE 11
House Republicans may split farm bill in two, Politico
Gun control
Ideas for legislation abound, but little happens, Albert Lea Tribune
Minnesota Medicaid rolls could expand rapidly with health reform law, Star Tribune
MNsure I.T. costs up to nearly $5M, MPR
Timing of legislation becomes key to immigration reform chances, The Hill
GOP prepares to pummel red-state Dems on immigration reform votes, The Hill
Minnesota Dream Act opens state aid to immigrant students, Alexandria Echo Press
Senate nearing OK of historic immigration bill offering citizenship to millions here illegally, Star Tribune
Paul Ryan: House won’t take up Senate immigration bill, Politico
Marriage equality
DOMA decision will grant equal rights to MN couples, FOX 9
What do this week’s Supreme Court’s decisions mean to you? Marriage equality, voting rights, affirmative action – and more, TC Daily Planet
Minnesota Reactions to SCOTUS Decision on DOMA, WCCO
What’s next for local gay marriage movement, KARE 11
What’s Next After Supreme Court’s DOMA Decision, WCCO
Supreme Court boosts gay marriage, The Hill
Major victories for same-sex couples, equal rights, Star Tribune
With DOMA struck down, Minnesota activists cheer, jeer, MPR
Al Franken Urges the Restoration of Federal Benefits to Same-Sex Couples, Politicus
Gay marriage rulings greeted in Minnesota with joy and new resolve, Pioneer Press
Supreme Court delivers major victories for those seeking marriage quality, MinnPost
Minnesota delegation begins weighing in on DOMA decision, MinnPost
Gay lobby’s next target: Benefits in all 50 states, The Hill
Minnesota gay rights activists exult in ruling; opponents say fight continues, Star Tribune
Some Minnesotans in Congress speak up on gay marriage ruling, others duck, Star Tribune
Mayor to officiate at Mpls. 1st same-sex weddings when Minn. gay marriage law takes effect,
Star Tribune
City Hall will host 40 gay marriages on morning of Aug. 1, Star Tribune
After marriage ruling, many Minnesota politicians eager to move on, MPR
A couple of day-after points from the marriage rulings, MinnPost
Minneapolis firsts: It’s tears and smiles as Rybak introduces Aug. 1 wedding couples, MinnPost
Gay rights lobbyists plan to use their victory at the Supreme Court to push legislation that would ensure married same-sex couples are eligible for federal benefits in all 50 states. Activists triumphed at the Supreme Court on Wednesday when the majority ruled the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA), a Clinton-era law that had prevented gay couples from receiving federal benefits, is discriminatory and unconstitutional. But the groups said their victory was incomplete because it’s not clear from the court ruling if married gay couples would lose their benefits if they move to one of the 37 states where gay marriage is illegal.
That means another major lobbying battle is at hand for groups on both sides of the marriage debate. –The Hill
Obama follows on gay rights – again, Politico
Obama praises ruling on gay marriage while in Africa, where many nations outlaw homosexuality, Star Tribune
Obama: NSA Leaker Edward Snowden Has More Documents, MPR
Reproductive rights
Texas Democratic State Sen. Wendy Davis’ Fort Worth Office Firebombed, Daily Kos
Legislative Analysis: Too Much Spending, Taxing, Too Little Reform, NextMinnesota
Minnesota Republicans want special session on warehousing tax, Pioneer Press
Letter: Willing to pay, Pioneer Press
Rochester to boost neighboring cities with sales tax dollars, MPR
Minnesota DFL Rep. Ryan Winkler tweets, deletes “Uncle Thomas” reference to U.S. Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas, Star Tribune
Minnesota Rep. Ryan Winkler apologizes for ‘Uncle Thomas’ tweet, FOX 9
Wis. Republicans craft amendment to eliminate treasurer, secretary of state, Star Tribune

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