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Daily Brief: Wednesday, Dec. 17th, 2014

In the Know

Minnesota DFL
Dec. 17, 2014
Events today

  • 9 a.m. – Legislative Commission on Data Practices will meet and receive an overview on the SLEDS data and data in higher education.
  • 2 p.m. – Gov. Mark Dayton convenes meeting of the Board of Pardons. Minnesota Judicial Center, Room 230, St. Paul.
  • 5 p.m. – Martin Olav Sabo Lecture featuring, Secretary of State Mark Ritchie, Cowles Auditorium, Humphrey School of Public Affairs, 301 19th Avenue South, Minneapolis.

“Black Lives Matter” protest could snarl Saturday shopping at Mall of America, Fox 9
2014 election
U.S. Senate
Ortman confirms payment to rival candidate, Star Tribune
2016 election
Branstad seeks to end Iowa Republican straw poll, but state party chairman not so sure, Star Tribune
Franken tells TV network, ‘I’m ready for Hillary to be president,’ Star Tribune
Franken backs Hillary for president, MinnPost
Jeb Bush declares he’ll ‘actively explore’ White House bid, first to step this far into 2016, Star Tribune
Bush fire starts pistol for 2016, The Hill
Good Question: Why do presidential candidates announce so early? WCCO

Budget (federal)
Obama signs contentious $1.1 trillion spending bill that pays for government through September, Star Tribune
Did the massive federal spending bill just screw up funding for Southwest LRT? MinnPost
Senate debate over terrorism insurance could impact Minn. businesses, taxpayers, KSTP
Congressional delegation
Colbert Report: Michele Bachmann’s extreme holiday cheer, MinnPost

How did Al Franken learn to draw the 50 states? Pioneer Press
Uber responds to Franken’s privacy inquiries, but senator not satisfied, Pioneer Press

John Kline predicts quick rework of school law in 2015, Pioneer Press
Minnesota’s business-expansion grants draw critics on right and left, MinnPost
GOP leader McConnell says approving Keystone pipeline will be at top of Senate agenda in 2015, Star Tribune
Speaker to be: The education of Kurt Daudt, MPR

Mike McFadden and his campaign’s finance chair, Moly Cronin, have been making the rounds with republican donors to talk about starting a SuperPAC. McFadden wants to keep his donors engaged and is eyeing another run for office, possibly governor in 2018. Morning Take
MSP airport workers win paid sick leave, TC Daily Planet
Medical marijuana
Patients, families may pay up to $500 a month for marijuana, Pioneer Press
Minneapolis School District
Bernadeia Johnson out as Minneapolis schools superintendent, Star Tribune
Bernadeia Johnson resigns as Minneapolis schools superintendent, MPR
Minneapolis superintendent resigns, will step down Jan. 31, Fox 9
Superintendent of Mpls. Schools announces resignation, KSTP
Dr. Bernadeia Johnson resigns as Mpls. superintendent, KARE
Be fair; extend MNsure deadline, Star Tribune
Interview: MNsure CEO talks enrollment, website issues, WCCO
Obama issues ‘executive orders by another name’, USA Today
Highest taxed states: Minnesota 10th, Wisconsin, 12th, Star Tribune

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