In the Know: April 3, 2015

In the Know
Minnesota DFL
April 3, 2015

Events today

  • 9 a.m. – Community members will rally at City Hall in Minneapolis for a People’s State of the City, asking the City Council to take steps to advance a community-endorsed racial equity agenda.
  • 9 a.m. – Legislative Auditor Jim Nobles will release the audit of the Minnesota Film Board.
  • 7 p.m. – Congressman Rick Nolan will appear on “Almanac” to talk about steel.

Agriculture

Plan to curb runoff too costly, unworkable, farmers tell Dayton, MPR

Gov. Dayton talks buffer plan in Austin, Austin Daily News

Dayton’s buffer initiative targets water quality, Worthington Daily Globe

Budget (state)

Our View: If willing to compromise, posture and politick away, Duluth News Tribune

Capitol restoration

State Capitol restoration in high gear while lawmakers break, KSTP

Child care

Investing in our current and future workforce through Basic Sliding Fee, Minnesota Budget Project 

Congressional delegation

Klobuchar

Sen. Amy Klobuchar pens memoir to be released shortly after the Iowa Straw Poll, Star Tribune

Sen. Klouchar gets a glimpse at new high school, Alexandria Echo Press

Klouchar to release memoir in August, Pioneer Press

Klobuchar memoir, ‘The Senator Next Door,’ to be published in August, MinnPost

Destination Medical Center

Our View: First DMC priorities need to start taking shape, Rochester Post Bulletin

Economy

US employers back off, adding only 126,000 workers in March; jobless rate steady at 5.5 pct., Star Tribune

Education (K-12)

Mark Dayton says he’ll find way to reduce student testing, Pioneer Press

Fires

Gov. activates National Guard to fight fires; Elk River barn destroyed, animals killed, KSTP

Indiana/Arkansas

Indiana, Arkansas amend ‘religious freedom’ laws, MPR

Walker sees overreaction to Indiana’s religious freedom law, Pioneer Press

Indiana governor signs fix to religious-freedom law, The Hill

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Labor

Minnesota Works Podcast: Episode 4 – Organizing Fast Food Workers, AFL-CIO

Minneapolis mayor focuses on workers in second State of City, Star Tribune

State of the City Address: Mpls. Mayor wants to ‘leave no genius behind’ KSTP

Minnesota Family Investment Program

Minnesota may boost cash grants for low-income families, Pioneer Press 

Minnesota Legacy Amendment

Should Legacy funds buy land for tribes? Pioneer Press

Secretary of State

Secretary of State visits McLeod Co-op Power, McLeod County Chronicle

Taxes

Minnesota leads the nation in progress toward tax fairness, MinnPost

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Transportation

Orange cone season: MnDOT unveils 2015 MN road projects, MPR

2015 road construction will put the squeeze on Twin Cities traffic, Star Tribune

Regional road funding in rough shape, Rochester Post Bulletin

Voting

Restore voting rights to former felons. Star Tribune

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