In the Know
April 6, 2015
- DFLer Angie Craig announces that she is running for the DFL endorsement to challenge Rep. John Kline in 2016.
- 10 a.m. – Health Commissioner Ed Ehlinger will host the State of Public Health Forum.
- 10 a.m. – Commerce Commissioner Mike Rothman will be in Austin at Accentra Credit Union touring the AARP Tax center.
- 10 a.m. – Gov. Dayton attends a ribbon cutting for Andersen Windows’ expansion announcement in Bayport, 100 4th Ave. N, Bayport.
- 1:30 p.m. – Gov. Dayton hosts a town hall meeting at Legvold Farms, 5103 315 St. W, Northfield.
- 3 p.m. – U.S. Rep. Rick Nolan will host a forum in International Falls regarding rail service to the community.
- 5:30 p.m. – Good Jobs and Wages Forum with Congressman Keith Ellison, Mt. Vernon Church, 1800 Dupont Ave N, Minneapolis.
What 6 Minnesota lawmakers are saying about session, Pioneer Press
Minnesota: Rest and restraint, Pioneer Press
After break, real work begins at the Capitol, Pioneer Press
No strong case for new state budget office, Star Tribune
Budget, economy in Wis. complicate Walker’s pitch for 2016, Pioneer Press
Which elector-rich states will flip in 2016’s presidential race? Smart Politics
How will Hillary announce? The Hill
Jeb Bush as inevitable choice? Republicans say not so fast, New York Times
The center-right fights back, Politico
Gov. Dayton talks buffer plan in Austin, Owatonna People’s Press
Sparks: Buff bill unworkable, Austin Daily Herald
GOP wants $2 billion in tax cuts, Alexandria Echo Press
Child care tax credit
Childcare tax credit to expand in MN? Detroit Lakes
Democrats target Kline as part of college ad campaign, Star Tribune
College Democrats at the University of Minnesota commend DCCC ads calling out John Kline for slashing college funding
College Democrats at the University of Minnesota are commending the DCCC’s ads calling out Congressman John Kline for his vote against higher education funding. As college students, many of our members and their families rely on federal student aid to pay a part of our college educations.
As was reported, the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee will hit 15 Republican congressmen and women who voted to cut funding for higher education by placing those ads in college newspapers in their districts.
The DCCC’s new ad effort targets Minnesota Republican John Kline, who represents more than 42,000 college or graduate students, and whose district includes several prominent universities. Last week, Kline voted for the Republican Budget, which makes college less affordable for many by freezing Pell Grant award levels, cutting mandatory funding for Pell Grants, and eliminating $89 billion in funding increases that Congress has already paid for.
What exactly is Amy Klobuchar up to? Washington Post
At MnSCU, can ‘Steven’s project’ be a shared goal? Star Tribune
School Trust Lands supposed to be earning money for schools, Duluth News Tribune
School districts mulling chance for teens to sleep later, Star Tribune
Dayton: No Indiana travel ban, Star Tribune
University of Minnesota, Mayo and 3M ranked among top U.S. employers by Forbes, Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal
Minnesota Governor on the Iron Range mine idling: ‘They came back stronger’, Northland News Center
Steelworkers pin hopes on October call backs; but what will happen by then? Mesabi Daily News
Klobuchar pushing for legislation, Mesabi Daily News
Dayton heads to Iron Range as layoff concerns loom Finance and Commerce
Minnesota ethnic councils
Minnesota’s ethnic councils pressured to change focus, Pioneer Press
Minnesota Teaching Board
Minnesota state teaching board sued over licensing practices, Pioneer Press
State boards, councils and committee vacancies
April 2015: Notice of vacancies in state boards, councils and committees, Secretary of State
State official raises concerns about aging election equipment, Litchfield Independent Review
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