- The charioteer figure, Prosperity, who guides the golden horses on the Minnesota State Capitol building’s Quadriga statue will return to his home atop the building. The figure will be harnessed and hoisted into place by a crane…The charioteer figure was removed in September to repair corrosion discovered at the point the figure attaches to the chariot. In addition to the corrosion repairs, the figure was also inspected for any other needed repairs and received a complete regilding.
- 9 a.m. – The Minnesota Senate meets in session. They will debate education bills.
- 10 a.m. – The Minnesota House of Representatives meets in session. They will debate the Omnibus Tax Bill.
- 10 a.m. – Lt. Gov. Tina Smith will provide remarks at the Werner Electric business expansion groundbreaking ceremony. Earlier this year, Werner Electric received $325,000 in assistance from the Minnesota Job Creation Fund, 7450 95th St. S, Cottage Grove.
- 10:30 a.m. – Gov. Dayton will hold a news conference with Minnesota Pollution Control Agency officials on Minnesota’s water quality. Governor’s Press Briefing Room, Veterans Service Building, 20 West 12th St., St. Paul.
- Noon – The Restore the Vote Coalition will be hosting a Day of Action at the Minnesota Capitol. This day of action will include a gathering of supporters on the north lawn of the State Office Building.
- Noon – Gov. Dayton will host a Minnesota-grown turkey lunch at the Governor’s Residence for interns who are working this spring in the Office of the Governor and Lieutenant Governor. To kick off the lunch, Gov. Dayton will carve a 25-pound turkey, which was raised in Glenwood.
- 2:30 p.m. – More than 40 immigrant rights organizations, unions and social justice organizations will meet at Lake St. and Nicollet Ave. in Minneapolis and march to the Hennepin County Government Center for a 5 p.m. rally.
- 10:30 a.m. – The DFL Veterans Caucus meets, Carpenter’s Hall, 70 Olive St., St. Paul.
- 11:30 a.m. – State Central Committee meets, Carpenter’s Hall, 70 Olive St., St. Paul.
Save the date
- May 16 – The DFL African-American Caucus will meet at 10 a.m., Golden Thyme Coffee House, 921 Selby Ave, St. Paul.
Events you won’t want to miss!
- June 6 – Tickets are now on sale for the 4th Annual Humphrey-Mondale Dinner.
- June 20 – Registration is now open for the DFL Training Summit. Attend and learn how you can help the party build to win, built to last.
Sanders to launch presidential bid, The Hill
Carly Fiorina ‘picking up speed’ in Iowa, GOP activists say, The Des Moines Register
Mark Dayton will wait for right budget bill, Pioneer Press
MN GOP looks to eviscerate campaign finance law, mn progressive project
DFL Convention in Brainerd, Lakeland Public Television
Dayton to DNR: No more moose collaring, Pioneer Press
Health and Human Services
House HHS bill dramatically increases cost of health care for 100,000 working Minnesotans, Minnesota Budget Project
Sunday liquor sales
House rejects Sunday liquor sales, 75-57, Star Tribune
One more time: Minnesota House votes down bill to allow Sunday liquor sales, MinnPost
House defeats option for Sunday liquor sales, Pioneer Press
Big business big winners in Minnesota property tax fight, Star Tribune
Minnesota DFL Senate tax relief proposal slimmer than House GOP plan, Duluth News Tribune
Patty Wetterling leaving job at state Department of Health, Pioneer Press