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Daily Brief: Tuesday, July 22nd, 2014

In the Know

Minnesota DFL
July 22, 2014
Events today

  • 9:06 a.m. - Living in a world where the one percent sticks together, Daily Circuit, MPR.

Mark your calendars and spread the word!

  • Early voting for the Aug. 12 primary is open. Stop by your county election office and cast your vote or click here to request an absentee ballot and vote by mail. Please support your DFL-endorsed candidates!

Absentee Vote Badge

  • 5 days until July 27 kickoff of “100 Days of Action” at 2 p.m. at your local DFL office. (Mankato kickoff is set for 2:30 p.m. Congressman Walz will be joining you!) Visit http://www.dfl.org/dfl100/ to find an office near you!

Save the Date-100 Days

  • 21 days until the Aug. 12 primary and our first opportunity to vote for DFL endorsed candidates
  • 59 days until Sept. 19 and people can begin to vote by no excuse absentee ballot for theNov. 4 election
  • 104 days until the Nov. 4 election

2014 election
Must-have accessory for House candidates in 2014: The personalized super PAC, Washington Post

Unexpected stomach surgery halts GOP Jeff Johnson’s campaign for governor, Star Tribune
GOP gubernatorial candidate Jeff Johnson has emergency stomach surgery in Maple Grove, MinnPost
Jeff Johnson, GOP-endorsed candidate for governor, hospitalized, Pioneer Press
Stomach surgery halts Johnson’s campaign for governor, MPR
Maybe Chester has the plan, politics mn
Anti-Dayton ad uses doe-eyed DFLer, gets mocked and ridiculed [VIDEO], City Pages

U.S. House
Westrom says change is needed, Marshall Independent
The re-education of Rick Nolan, Roll Call
Democrats add Nolan to vulnerable incumbents list, Star Tribune
John Kline on Almanac: Not serious solutions, MN Political Roundtable

U.S. Senate
Democratic Sen. Amy Klobuchar heads back to Iowa, Star Tribune
IP candidate Kevin Terrell could influence US Senate race, MPR
Americans with Disabilities Act anniversary
Americans with Disabilities Act anniversary party will be Friday in St. Paul, MinnPost
Education (K-12)
The Minneapolis and St. Paul school districts are among sixty of the nation’s big-city districts that have signed on to President Obama’s effort to improve educational outcomes for boys of color — a $200 million initiative known as My Brother’s Keeper. Representatives from the districts, including St. Paul Superintendent Valeria Silva, joined mayors, athletes, and business leaders as the president announced the expansion of the initiative on Monday at a school in Washington, D.C. The initiative aims to improve outcomes for black and Latino boys through investing more in early-childhood education, driving down disproportionately high school discipline rates for boys of color, providing mentoring programs, and increasing access to rigorous college-preparatory courses. Star Tribune
Survey says: Minnesota wants clean water for fish, Star Tribune
Governor’s Office is seeking fall interns
The Governor’s Office is currently accepting internship applications for the fall term. This is an exciting opportunity for students and recent graduates to work at the highest level of state government. Learn more about the internship program and help share the opportunity here: http://mn.gov/governor/contact-us/internships/
MNCD8 Republicans paying the rent on new district party offices; who’s filling their coffers? Bluestem Prairie
Immigration debate comes to Minnesota in force, Star Tribune
Perry sending National Guard troops to border, Pioneer Press

St. Thomas’ part-time professors vote to reject unionization, Pioneer Press
Minnesota House Majority Leader Erin Murphy, Rep. Savick to hold senior roundtable discussion in Albert Lea, Byron Review
As more join Medtronic in ‘inversions’ that cut taxes, Senate scrutiny coming, MinnPost
Dayton said he is unsure if release of MNsure rates would add light, Star Tribune
MNsure’s top 2 priorities, according to CEO Leitz, MPR
Property taxes
2014 homeowner property tax reduction is wide & deep, Minnesota 2020
Storm recovery
8 Minnesota counties will get federal aid after storms, Star Tribune
Obama signs disaster declaration for eight Minnesota counties, MinnPost
Obama declares emergency in 8 counties, MPR

Worker protections
Gay, transgender workers gain US bias protection, Pioneer Press

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