In the Know: December 7, 2017

DFL/DNC
DFL’s mishandling of 1976 Senate appointment led to party’s ‘Minnesota Massacre’, StarTribune
DNC chair: Al Franken should resign from the Senate, The Hill
DFL On MN Deficit: “Elections Have Consequences”, The UpTake
House Democrats Take Issue With Big Mergers, Big Law Business

GOP
Senate Republicans barrel toward sweeping tax overhaul, MPR News
Does the Senate tax bill really offer a tax break for private jets, as key Democrats claim?, Washington Post
Republicans Move to Resolve Tax Bill Differences as Cost Concerns Loom, NY Times
Here’s Where the GOP Tax Plan Stands Right Now, Bloomberg

Governor Mark Dayton
Governor orders flags at half-staff, Albert Lea Tribune
Who will replace Franken if he resigns? Here are some possibilities, Pioneer Press
Gov. Mark Dayton likely to tap Lt. Gov Tina Smith as Franken replacement, StarTribune
Dayton’s decision: possible picks for temporary senator, KARE 11

Lt. Governor Tina Smith
Female lieutenant governor expected to replace Franken if he resigns, Politico
Gov. Mark Dayton likely to tap Lt. Gov Tina Smith as Franken replacement, StarTribune

Rep. Erik Paulsen
Minn. Congressman Erik Paulsen Pushes Bill To Protect DACA Recipients, CBS

Senator Al Franken’s Resignation
DFL STATEMENT ON SENATOR FRANKEN’S RESIGNATION
Senator Al Franken Resigning Amid Sexual Harassment Allegations, New York Times
Sen. Al Franken Announces He Will Resign ‘In The Coming Weeks’, NPR
Al Franken resigns, blasts Republican hypocrisy on sexual misconduct, NBC
Inside the demise of Al Franken, Politico
Al Franken announces he will resign from the Senate, Washington Post

 

Senator Amy Klobuchar
Editorial: Making the most of Minnesota apprenticeships, Southern Minn
Sen. Amy Klobuchar confident Franken will ‘make the right decision’, Fox 9
Women senators working on sexual harassment ask: Where are the men?, WGRZ

Upcoming Elections
Franken resignation could upend Minnesota races, The Hill
Democrats donate Franken PAC contributions to charity, Open Secrets

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Upcoming Events

  • 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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