In the Know: December 6, 2017

Governor Mark Dayton
Dayton Eyes Budget Tweaks to Solve $188M Deficit, ABC
Gov signs executive order to assist Renville county, KDUZ
Dayton schedules Feb. 12 election for resigning Minnesota lawmakers, Crookston Times
Now cancer-free, Dayton encourages screenings for early detection, Bemidji Pioneer

Lt. Governor Tina Smith
Town hall on MinnesotaCare buy-in proposal slated Friday in Willmar, West Central Tribune

Representative Tim Walz
VA, DOD allegedly considering merging health systems, Becker’s Hospital Review

Representative Tom Emmer
A MINER problem: Emmer mining bill passes House, but who will take it up in the Senate?, MinnPost

Republican Tax Plan
Despite talk of a ‘win,’ GOP tax plan is a loser with the public, MSNBC
Advocates: Cost of GOP tax bill puts entitlement programs at risk of cuts, CNBC
$188 million budget deficit is filled with questions, Rochester Post Bulletin
Latest budget forecast tips Minnesota into the red, MPR News
MN rep. Greg Davids: One GOP tax bill difference should be an easy choice, WIZM

Senator Al Franken
Another woman says Franken tried to forcibly kiss her in 2006: report, The Hill
Franken denies allegation he forcibly tried to kiss woman, The Washington Post
Sen. Al Franken denies new allegation he forcibly tried to kiss woman, Pioneer Press
Another woman says Franken tried to forcibly kiss her, Politico

Sexual Harassment at the State Capitol
Lawmakers begin sexual harassment prevention courses, MPR News
Why Legislature doesn’t release information on harassment, settlements: They don’t have to, MPR News

Upcoming Elections
Conversing with candidates for governor: Today, Keith Downey, Pioneer Press
Dayton pencils in Feb. 12 election for resigning lawmakers, KTTC
Phifer announces campaign manager, Duluth News Tribune

Also check out our Real Erik Paulsen and Trump Administration pages for more information.

Upcoming Events

  • December 6, 7:00 PM — SD33 DFL Central Committee Meeting, more information as it becomes available.
  • December 7, 6:30 PM — CD3 DFL Walking into Democracy Caucus Training, Maple Grove Public Library, 8001 Main St N, Osseo, MN 55369.
  • December 7, 6:30 PM — DFL Train the Trainer, Brookdale Public Library, 6125 Shingle Creek Pkwy, Minneapolis, MN 55430.
  • December 8, 12:00 PM — Stand Against Trump, SD40 DFL Treasurer John Schafer is holding a weekly hour of protest and resistance on Fridays from 12pm to 1pm at the corner of Brookdale & Xerxes in Brooklyn Park.
  • December 8, 1:30 PM — CD3 DFL Walking into Democracy Caucus Training, Lunds & Byerly’s Community Room, 13081 Ridgedale Dr, Minnetonka, MN 55305. More information and RSVP here.
  • December 8, 4:00 PM — CD3 DFL Walking into Democracy Caucus Training, Lunds & Byerly’s Community Room, 13081 Ridgedale Dr, Minnetonka, MN 55305. More information and RSVP here.
  • December 8, 6:30 PM — CD3 DFL Walking into Democracy Caucus Training, Lunds & Byerly’s Community Room, 13081 Ridgedale Dr, Minnetonka, MN 55305. More information and RSVP here.
  • December 9, 4:00 PM — DFL Founders’ Day Dinner, Hilton Hotel, 1001 Marquette Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55403.  Special Guest:  Vice President Biden
  • December 11, 7:00 PM — No SD44 DFL Central Committee meeting this month
  • December 11, 7:00 PM — SD49 DFL Central Committee Meeting, 7001 Cahill Rd, Suite 21, Edina, MN
  • December 13, 12:30 PM — CD3 DFL Walking into Democracy Caucus Training, Crooked Lake Library, 11440 Crooked Lake Blvd NW, Anoka, MN 55433.  More information and RSVP here.
  • December 13, 3:30 PM — CD3 DFL Walking into Democracy Caucus Training, Crooked Lake Library, 11440 Crooked Lake Blvd NW, Anoka, MN 55433.  More information and RSVP here.
  • December 13, 6:30 PM — SD50 DFL Central Committee Meeting, Kennedy High School, 98th and Nicollet, Bloomington, MN 55420
  • December 14, 6:30 PM — CD3 DFL Walking into Democracy Caucus Training,, Southdale Library, 7001 York Ave S, Edina, MN 55435. More information and RSVP here.
  • December 14, 7:00 PM — SD48 DFL Central Committee Meeting, Glen Lake Activity Center, 14350 Excelsior Blvd, Minnetonka, MN 55345
  • December 15, 12:00 PM — Stand Against Trump, SD40 DFL Treasurer John Schafer is holding a weekly hour of protest and resistance on Fridays from 12pm to 1pm at the corner of Brookdale & Xerxes in Brooklyn Park.
  • December 16, 11:00 AM — DFL Train to Win Conference Call:  New Caucus Attendees training for senate district officers planning for next year’s caucuses, email us for specifics at info@dfl3cd.org
  • December 18, 3:30 PM — CD3 DFL Walking into Democracy Caucus Training, Brooklyn Park Library, 8500 W Broadway Ave, Brooklyn Park, MN 55445. More information and RSVP here.
  • December 18, 6:00 PM — DFL Train to Win Conference Call:  New Caucus Attendees, training for senate district officers planning for next year’s caucuses, email us for specifics at info@dfl3cd.org.
  • December 18, 7:00 PM — Brooklyn Park DFL Meeting, Brooklyn Park Public Library, 8500 W Broadway Ave, Brooklyn Park, MN 55445.
  • December 20, 7:00 PM — CD3 DFL Holiday Party, Nelson Home, 15440 Boulder Pointe Rd, Eden Prairie, MN. Bring an appetizer or dessert to share.
  • December 22, 12:00 PM — Stand Against Trump, SD40 DFL Treasurer John Schafer is holding a weekly hour of protest and resistance on Fridays from 12pm to 1pm at the corner of Brookdale & Xerxes in Brooklyn Park.

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