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Daily Brief: Wednesday, Aug. 19th, 2015

In the Know
Aug. 19, 2015

Today’s Events

  • 2 pm– Lt. Gov. Tina Smith and the Department of Employment and Economic Development will announce new funding dedicated to training Minnesotans for good jobs. Anoka County Workforce Center, Blaine Human Services Center, 1201 89th Avenue NE, Suite 235, Room 224.
  • Today: Governor Dayton will also interview candidates for the Third Judicial District vacancy.
  • This Week: Senator Al Franken and Representative Betty McCollum are headed to Africa

Mark Your Calendars

  • Aug. 20 – The Hennepin County DFL Senior Caucus will meet at 12:30 p.m. at Maria’s Cafe, 1113 E Franklin Ave., Minneapols.
  • Aug. 22 – A MN Seniors’ Legislative Issues Forum will be held at Wescott Library, 1340 Wescott Rd, in Eagan, from 2 – 4 p.m. The event is free and sponsored by The DFL CD 2 Outreach/Inclusion Committee and DFL Southwest Metro Senior Caucus. Sen. John Marty (DFL-Roseville), Sen. Jim Carlson (DFL-Eagan), Sen. Kevin Dahle (DFL-Northfield), Rep. Debra Hilstrom (DFL-Brooklyn Center), and Rep. Sandy Masin (DFL-Eagan) will speak about legislation benefiting seniors’ income, health, transit, and housing, as well as advocacy that can be done for upcoming legislative efforts.
  • Aug. 22 – The DFL African American Caucus will meet. Time and location TBD.
  • Aug. 26 – The Herstoric March on Women’s Equality Day will start at St. Stephen and the Incarnation Episcopal Church in Washington D.C. following the 8 a.m. blessing of the walkers. Many will accompany Helene de Boissiere Swanson for the final four miles of this 7,000 mile spiritual pilgrimage to the U.S. Capitol to promote the passage of the Equal Rights Amendment. The four-mile route passing the White House and on to the Upper Senate Park at National Mall where top feminists and human rights activists will hold a press conference, and then rally for the ERA.
  • Aug. 29 – The Democratic National Committee (DNC) Seniors Coordination Council will meet at the Hilton Minneapolis Hilton at 1001 Marquette Ave. S. from 10 a.m. to noon. Admission is free. For more information contact DFL Senior Caucus Vice Chair Karla Sand at .
  • DNC presidential primary debates
    • Oct. 13 – CNN – Nevada
    • Nov. 14 – CBS/KCCI/Des Moines Register – Des Moines, IA
    • Dec. 19 – ABC/WMUR – Manchester, NH
    • Jan. 17 – NBC/Congressional Black Caucus Institute – Charleston, SC
    • February or March – Univision/Washington Post – Miami, FL
    • February or March – PBS – Wisconsin

2016 election
Reality Check: Will Trump’s Lead In Polls Last?, WCCO

Mille Lacs Lake
Dayton Administration Asked For $15.4M For Mille Lacs Aid, WCCO

Minnesota Supreme Court
Dayton appoints Appellate Court Judge Natalie E. Hudson to state Supreme Court, Star Tribune
Dayton appoints judge Natalie Hudson to Minnesota Supreme Court, Minn Post
Dayton Elevates Judge Hudson To Minnesota Supreme Court, WCCO

UCare Looks To Salvage State Contracts For Public Programs, WCCO
UCare tells lawmakers hundreds of jobs at stake in state contract shakeup, Star Tribune

University of MN
U president: More complaints against former AD Teague, MP
U says former athletic director Norwood Teague did not disclose VCU complaint, Star TribuneWalker 
Walker Touts New Health Care Plan At Minn. Factory, WCCO
Gov. Walker tours Brooklyn Center machine shop, touts Obamacare replacement, Star Tribune
Walker says his health plan puts families ‘back in charge’ MPR
Walker uses MN visit to outline health care overhaul, MPR

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