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Daily Brief: Tuesday, Dec. 2nd, 2014

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Minnesota DFL
Dec. 2, 2014
Events today

  • 10 a.m. – Gov. Dayton will attend the Executive Council and State Board of Investment Land Exchange Meeting.
  • 1 p.m. – The Governor’s Residence is open for a public tour during the holiday season, 1006 Summit Ave, St. Paul.
  • 5 p.m. – Sen. Amy Klobuchar, Sen. Al Franken and Rep. Rick Nolan will be joined by Speaker John Boehner to herald the arrival of the Minnesota tree at the U.S. Capitol Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony in Washington, D.C. This year’s tree comes from the Chippewa National Forest in northern Minnesota and arrived at the West Lawn of the U.S. Capitol after completing a 2,000-mile cross-country journey. The tree will soon be decorated with thousands of ornaments that have been handcrafted by people from across Minnesota.

2014 election
The Obama Republicans? Politico

Minnesota’s campaigns for state offices ate at least $8,000 worth of pizza to keep their machines running during the last election. A perusal of the campaign expense reports, which cover the period through mid-October, show that Minnesota pols have varied tastes in their sauce and cheese covered pies. Independence Party candidate for attorney general Brandan Borgos brought his volunteers pies from Pizza Luce, at both the downtown and Uptown locations. Republican gubernatorial candidate Jeff Johnson purchased hundreds of dollars’ worth of pizza from both the Rochester Green Mill and Domino’s in his hometown of Plymouth. Democrats and Republicans battling for the Minnesota House also split on their pizza purchases. The House Republican Campaign Committee repeatedly bought pies from Rafferty’s Pizza in Baxter, Minn. The DFL House Caucus plunked its pizza cash down at Mama’s Pizza Parlor in St. Paul. – Star Tribune

2015 session
Political Chatter: It will be an orange cone session, Capitol Chatter
Congressional delegation
Bachmann turns to BuzzFeed to say goodbye to Congress, Star Tribune
16 things I’ll miss about being in Congress, BuzzFeed
Education (K-12)
Separate and unequal: Indian schools, a nation’s neglect, Star Tribune
‘We’re going to school in a tin can’, Star Tribune
Reasonable Daudt, MinnPost
Rep. Greg Davids is back to political gotchas as his priority, mnpACT!
Medical marijuana
Minnesota’s first medical pot makers get the OK to get growing, MPR
State medical pot manufacturers chosen; production sites in Cottage Grove, Otsego, Star Tribune
Bachman, Cottage Grove chosen to produce medical marijuana, Pioneer Press
State names 2 medical marijuana producers, KSTP

State firms make economic case for immigration, Star Tribune
MNsure tries to convince remaining uninsured to sign up, MPR
Political Notebook: Veteran suicide prevention bill gains ground, Rochester Post Bulletin
Bloomington WWII vet gets his much-delayed French Legion of Honor medal, MinnPost

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