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Daily Brief: Tuesday, Dec. 9th, 2014

In the Know

Minnesota DFL
Dec. 9, 2014
Events today

  • 9 a.m. – Legislative-Citizen’s Commission on Minnesota Resources will meet to discuss multiple issues.
  • 1 – 3 p.m. – The Governor’s Residence is open for a public tour. 1006 Summit Ave., St. Paul.
  • Sen. Amy Klobuchar will speak at the Politico “Women Rule” event in Washington.

2014 election
Maybe the key question is really voter turnoff and not turnout, MinnPost
2016 election
Republicans face serious barriers to holding U.S. Senate majority in 2016, MinnPost
GOP donors don’t want to be too soon on 2016, Washington Post
GOP donors hope to avoid bloody primary, Star Tribune
New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie to attend conservative Iowa Freedom Summit next month, Star Tribune

Affordable Care Act
Religious nonprofits challenge health law, Pioneer Press
Massive spending bill hits snag in Congress as deadline draws near, Washington Post
As cities spar over housing spots, working poor just want a home, MPR
Mental health
‘Recovery center’ could replace jail for mentally ill offenders, Star Tribune
Obama blends comedy, straight man role on ‘The Colbert Report’ as show winds down, Star Tribune
A bill to rename portions of Highway 35 for the late Rep. Jim Oberstar passed the U.S. House. Oberstar, who died in May, was born in Chisholm and represented northern Minnesota for 36 years. Sens. Amy Klobuchar and Al Franken have introduced companion legislation in the Senate, as well as a bill to rename the Chisholm Post Office after the late congressman. Star Tribune
Video: Best- and worst-run states, USA Today [Minnesota is ranked 5th]

Secretary of State
Secretary of State-elect Steve Simon names chief of staff, Pioneer Press
Super Bowl
Super Bowl documents suggest what NFL will seek from Legislature, Pioneer Press

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