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Welcome to CD3 DFL

cd3_smallWe’re the volunteer organization of the DFL (Democratic-Farmer-Labor Party) covering Minnesota’s 3rd Congressional District. The map of the area is to the left. Our district covers:

Brooklyn Park
Bloomington
Champlin
Chanhassan
Chaska
Coon Rapids
Corcoran
Dahlgren
Dayton
Deephaven
Eden Prairie
Edina
Excelsior
Greenfield
Greenwood
Independence
Laketown
Long Lake
Loretto
Maple Plain
Maple Grove
Medicine Lake
Medina
Minnetonka
Minnetonka Beach
Minnetrista
Mound
Orono
Osseo
Plymouth
Plymouth
Rogers
Shorewood
Spring Park
St. Bonifacius
Tonka Bay
Victoria, and
Wayzata.

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Scott Walker defends the Koch Brothers

scottwalker4From the Washington Post’s Post TV:

Republican presidential candidate Scott Walker credited David and Charles Koch with harnessing some Americans’ frustration during a forum hosted by Freedom Partners Chamber of Commerce, the funding arm of the political network backed by the billionaire brothers. (Freedom Partners).

You can watch the video here.

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In the Know: August 3, 2015

Events Happening Today

  • 9:00 am — Gov. Mark Dayton will hold a media availability
  • Later — Gov. Dayton will meet with Indian Ambassador Arun Kumar Singh
  • Throughout the day — Gov. Dayton and Lt. Gov. Tina Smith will meet with commissioners and staff throughout the day
  • 6:00 pm — Lt. Gov. Smith will provide remarks at the U.S.-India Healthcare Summit

Save the Date

  • Aug. 9 An Environmental Awareness Picnic will be held at the Environmental Learning Center, from 2 to 6 p.m. at 13,500 Dakota Ave S, in Savage. The event is free and sponsored by Senate Districts 55, 56 and Scott County DFL.
  • August 22nd- A MN Senior’ Legislative Issues Forum will be held at Wescott Library, from 2 to 4pm, at 1340 Wescott Rd, in Eagan. The event is free and sponsored by The DFL CD 2 Outreach/Inclusion Committee and DFL Southwest Metro Senior Caucus. Senator Jim Carlson (D-Eagan), Rep. Sandy Masin (D-Eagan), and Rep. Deborah Hillstrom (D-Brooklyn Center), will be present to speak about 2015/16 MN legislation benefiting seniors’ income, health, transit, and housing, as well as advocacy that can be done for upcoming legislative efforts.

GOP

Minnesota Republicans consider options as wide-open presidential field takes shape, Star Tribune

What kind of party will the Republican nominee lead in 2016?, Star Tribune

Joe Biden

Joe Biden weighs presidential bid, Star Tribune

Talking Points: VP Joe Biden Considering Presidential Run, WCCO

Mille Lacs Lake

DNR closing walleye fishing on Mille Lacs today, Star Tribune

Mille Lacs walleye season closes Monday evening, MPR

Unprecedented Lake Mille Lacs walleye ban starts Monday night, Pioneer Press

Minimum Wage

Minnesota’s minimum wage increased by a dollar, FOX 9

Minnesota’s minimum wage increases to $9, Kare 11

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In the Know: July 31, 2015

Save the Date

  • Aug. 9 An Environmental Awareness Picnic will be held at the Environmental Learning Center, from 2 to 6 p.m. at 13,500 Dakota Ave S, in Savage. The event is free and sponsored by Senate Districts 55, 56 and Scott County DFL.
  • August 22nd- A MN Senior’ Legislative Issues Forum will be held at Wescott Library, from 2 to 4pm, at
  • 1340 Wescott Rd, in Eagan. The event is free and sponsored by The DFL CD 2 Outreach/Inclusion Committee and DFL Southwest Metro Senior Caucus. Senator Jim Carlson (D-Eagan), Rep. Sandy Masin (D-Eagan), and Rep. Deborah Hillstrom (D-Brooklyn Center), will be present to speak about 2015/16 MN legislation benefiting seniors’ income, health, transit, and housing, as well as advocacy that can be done for upcoming legislative efforts.

Amy Klobuchar

Sen. Amy Klobuchar leaning on House to embrace long-term highway funding fix, Star Tribune

Education

No Child Left Behind rewrite heads toward conference committee, Pioneer Press (more…)

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In the Know: July 30, 2015

Events Happening Today

  • 9:30 am — Lt. Governor Tina Smith will chair a public meeting of the Destination Medical Center Corporation board.
  • 10:00 am — The Department of Public Safety will hold a media availability to discuss the increased fine for texting and driving
  • 5:30 pm — Lt. Governor and Gov. Dayton will attend the Minnesota Nurses Association “Medicare Turn 50” Barbeque.

Save The Date:

  • Aug. 9 — An Environmental Awareness Picnic will be held at the Environmental Learning Center, from 2 to 6 p.m. at 13,500 Dakota Ave S, in Savage. The event is free and sponsored by Senate Districts 55, 56 and Scott County DFL.

Mille Lacs Lake

MN Education

Steve Simon

  • In honor of the 50th anniversary of the Voting Rights Act of 1965, Minnesota Secretary of State Steve Simon will honor five Minnesotans who helped make the historic legislation a reality at a ceremony in Saint Paul next week…Secretary Simon will honor civil rights pioneer Dr. Josie Johnson and the four surviving members of the 1965 Minnesota congressional delegation.

Voting Rights Act

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StarTribune: 50th anniversary of Voting Rights Act is time to look ahead

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President Lyndon B. Johnson speaking before signing the Voting Rights Act [LBJ Library photo #A1032-15 by Yoichi Okamoto]
The StarTribune’s Editorial Board wrote the following that appears in their July 30, 2015 issue:

Commemorations aim to energize a new generation.

The Voting Rights Act of 1965 belongs on any short list of consequential 20th-century federal legislation. It widened access to the polls for Americans of color by outlawing vote-suppressing tactics that had been used primarily in the states of the former Confederacy in the century after the Civil War. And it provided a legal avenue for court challenges of future voting restrictions — thereby remaining relevant to this day.

That landmark legislation deserves commemoration on its 50th anniversary next week, as do the lawmakers whose votes made it happen. That included all eight Minnesota members of the U.S. House — four Republicans and four Democrats — and both Minnesotans in the U.S. Senate. Their show of bipartisan unanimity was rare, even in that less-polarized era. It’s a point of pride for this state, then and now.

Thursday at 2 p.m., a ceremony at St. Paul’s Landmark Center will thank the four surviving members of the 1965 Minnesota delegation — former Vice President (then U.S. Sen.) Walter Mondale, former Gov. (then U.S. Rep.) Al Quie, former

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U.S. Economy Expanded 2.3% in 2nd Quarter

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Breaking from the Washington Post:

The nation’s economy expanded at an annual rate of 2.3 percent in the second quarter, picking up speed after a slow first three months of the year. The gross domestic product report, measuring economic activity from April through June, slightly missed economists’ expectations of 2.5 percent. It reflects an economy growing slowly but steadily. The GDP data is preliminary, however, and will be revised twice over coming months.

Read more here.

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In the Know: July 28, 2015

Events Happening Today

  • At 8:30 am Lt. Governor Tina Smith will join DNR Commissioner Tom Landwehr for part of a 122-mile “Prairie Pedal” Bike Ride from Luverne to Marshall.
  • At 10:00 am Governor Mark Dayton will attend a meeting of the Diversity and Inclusion Council.
  • At 12:30 pm, Lt. Governor Smith and Commissioner Landwehr will attend a picnic at Split Rock Creek State Park.  
  • At 3:00 pm, the Lt. Governor will meet with members of Luverne Initiatives For Tomorrow (LIFT) and area elected officials to discuss economic development and community issues.

Save the Date

  • Aug. 9 – An Environmental Awareness Picnic will be held at the Environmental Learning Center, from 2 to 6 p.m. at 13,500 Dakota Ave S, in Savage. The event is free and sponsored by Senate Districts 55, 56 and Scott County DFL.

2016 Democrat Candidates

Congressman Rick Nolan

  • U.S. Rep. Rick Nolan took to the floor of the House late this afternoon to speak for Democrats during the Motion to Recommit on H.R. 427, the REINS Act. Denouncing the Republican bill, Nolan argued that it would effectively cripple the nation’s regulatory process for Social Security and Medicare, along with food, medicine, worker health and safety rules. The bill later passed the House by a margin of 243 to 165. President Obama has promised a veto if the bill reaches his desk. Click “Here” to view his speech.

Cuba

Rep.Tom Emmer leads GOP effort in House to lift Cuba trade embargoStar Tribune

Health Care

Minnesota public health care bidding saves taxpayers $450 millionPioneer Press

Dayton declares windfall savings in health care bidsMPR

Dayton Says Minnesota Will Net Extra $650M in Health Care SavingsKSTP

Minimum Wage

With New Bump, Minnesota Ushers in Region’s Top Minimum Wage, ABC News

Special Session

Special legislative session possible to address walleye crisisStar Tribune

Dayton floats special session for Mille Lacs resortsMPR

Dayton Prepared To Call Special Session For Mille Lacs Walleye DeclineWCCO

Steve Simon

Minnesota Secretary of State Steve Simon will convene the first meeting of the Elections Emergency Planning Task Force, which was created by the legislature to ensure that Minnesota is prepared if a natural disaster, blizzard, or other large scale incident occurs affecting an election. Click “Here” for the list of people on the task force.

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In the Know: July 28, 2015

Events Happening Today

  • At 10:00 pm the Legislative Health Care Commission will review the 2015 recommendations and 2014 report.
  • At 12:00 noon, the Minnesota Family Council will hold a “Defund Planned Parenthood” rally at the Planned Parenthood on Vandalia Street.
  • At 1:00 pm, Governor Dayton will hold a news conference with Commissioner Lucinda Jesson to announce new savings achieved through health care reforms
  • At 1:30 pm, the Senate Rules committee will review the NCSL Salary study and handle appointments to commissions.

Save The Date:

  • Aug. 9 – An Environmental Awareness — Picnic will be held at the Environmental Learning Center, from 2:00 to 6:00 pm at 13,500 Dakota Ave S, in Savage. The event is free and sponsored by Senate Districts 55, 56 and Scott County DFL.

2016 Democrat Candidates

Clinton, Democratic Hopefuls To Address DNC Members. WCCO

Al Franken

Sen. Al Franken Sounds Off On Apple’s Music Business Practices, WCCO

Boy Scouts

In Twin Cities, issue of gay Scout leaders unclear, Star Tribune

MCA Testing

Minnesota delays release of MCA achievement test scores, Pioneer Press

Minimum Wage

Another minimum wage hike comes due in Minnesota, MPR

MN GOP

Minnesota Republicans propose arming service members, MPR

Minnesota National Guard wouldn’t need firearm permit under GOP proposal, Star Tribune

GOP Lawmakers Call To Arm More Military Members, WCCO

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