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Daily Brief: Thursday, Nov. 13th, 2014

In the Know

Minnesota DFL
Nov. 13, 2014
Events today

  • 8 a.m. – Legislative Energy Commission meets to discuss alternative fuel vehicles and this afternoon they will visit the Blue Lake Wastewater Treatment Plant.
  • 9 a.m. – The House and Senate E-12 committee meets to discuss school facilities.
  • 1 p.m. – The Lessard-Sams Heritage Council meets.

2014 election
Minnesotans elect oldest Governor, US House delegation in state history, Smart Politics

In Minnesota’s Seventh Congressional District, U.S. Rep. Collin Peterson won re-election last week with 54 percent of the vote. The win was unusual not only in that Peterson’s race saw a huge influx of outside cash for and against him but also because Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney also won 54 percent of the vote in that district in 2012 (the same year Peterson won re-election with 60 percent of the vote.) How unusual is the split voting? “There are now only five (House districts) that backed Romney but supported Democrats this year: AZ-1, FL-2, FL-18, MN-7, and NE-2,” the Washington Post said. Star Tribune

2016 election
The 2016 (!) presidential field, per the PBS Newshour, MinnPost
Affordable Care Act
How nation’s health care overhaul affected 4 people in first year of marketplace changes, Star Tribune
Congressional delegation
Congressman-elect Tom Emmer arrives in Washington, Star Tribune

Education (higher)
Minnesota ranks high in student debt, national study shows, Star Tribune

Hey, big spender: how Minnesota Republicans want to be just like Minnesota Democrats, MinnPost
Unwinding The SPIN: Republicans need to speak up before hitting the iceberg, politics mn
Twin Cities retail janitors announce Black Friday strike deadline, TC Daily Planet
Audit faults Minnesota public health care programs, Pioneer Press
Audit faults MNsure for mistakes, WCCO
MNsure ready to launch … almost, KSTP
MNSURE AUDIT: Eligibility problems costing taxpayers money, Fox 9
Stewart, ‘The Daily Show’ ridicule ‘#pointergate’ story, Star Tribune
Post-‘Pointergate,’ can Minneapolis be serious? Star Tribune
‘The Daily Show’ takes on #pointergate, MinnPost


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