In the Know: February 1, 2017

2016 Election
Angie Craig, Stewart Mills lent their losing campaigns big bucks. Where’d it go?, Pioneer Press

2017 Legislative Session
GOP proposes limits on severance for state workers, Star Tribune
GOP and DFL join to pass bill cutting Minnesota taxes, Detroit Lakes Online

Attorney General Lori  Swanson
Swanson Considering Legal Action Over Trump Order, KSTP
Minnesota Attorney General considers legal action over immigration order, MinnPost

DNC Leadership Elections
Yasmine Taeb, Virginia DNC Member, Announces for DNC Vice Chair Position, Daily Kos
Perez rakes in cash for DNC chair bid, Politico
DNC chair candidates join in cheers for Sally Yates, Washington Post

Gov. Dayton and Lt. Gov. Smith
Governor’s, Lt. Governor’s plan could increase state aid for Waseca schools, Waseca County News
State computers are easy prey for hackers, officials warn, MPR
Gov. Dayton signs agreement with USDA to protect and improve water quality in Minnesota, Redwood Falls Gazette
Gov. Dayton Calls Trump Executive Orders ‘Ill-Conceived’, Some ‘Unconstitutional’, WCCO
Dayton wants $125 million for cybersecurity upgrades, Star Tribune

Sen. Amy Klobuchar
Sen. Klobuchar on firing of acting AG Yates, travel ban backlash, CBS
Amy Klobuchar promises “very thorough investigation” of Trump’s Supreme Court nominee, CBS
Sen. Klobuchar on firing of acting AG Yates, travel ban backlash, Yahoo
Klobuchar: Mylan Under Investigation by FTC over EpiPen Pricing, KSTP

State Auditor Rebecca Otto
State auditor Rebecca Otto to run for MN governor, KARE 11
Rebecca Otto will run for Minnesota governor, St. Cloud Times
Minnesota state auditor Rebecca Otto to run for governor, Worthington Daily Globe
State auditor to run for Minnesota governor, Albert Lea Tribune
St. Croix Valley resident Rebecca Otto to run for governor, Stillwater Gazette
State Auditor Rebecca Otto enters 2018 race for governor, Star Tribune
Minnesota state auditor Rebecca Otto to run for governor, Perham Focus
Minnesota State Auditor Rebecca Otto to run for Minnesota governor, Crookston Times
Minnesota state auditor Rebecca Otto to run for governor, Bemidji Pioneer
State Auditor Rebecca Otto Announces Gubernatorial Bid, WCCO-TV
State auditor Rebecca Otto to run for governor, West Central Tribune
State auditor to run for governor, Fergus Falls Daily Journal
Minnesota state auditor Rebecca Otto to run for governor, Detroit Lakes Online
Otto in North Branch, The Post Review
Minnesota State Auditor Rebecca Otto Plans to Run for Governor, KSTP
Minnesota Auditor Otto to run for Governor, Mesabi Daily News

Trump Administration
Dems push to postpone vote on health secretary, The Hill
Two GOP senators still undecided on final DeVos vote, The Hill
Senate committee approves DeVos nomination, The Hill
Al Franken says a restaurant employee told him to oppose Betsy DeVos, Washington Post
Senate Democrats vow to review Betsy DeVos plagiarism allegations before full vote, CNN
Donald Trump, Russia and the strangest relationship politics, Korea Times
GOP-led Senate panel approves Zinke, Perry, MPR
Trump’s man in Minnesota: even as his colleagues cry foul over immigration orders, Emmer stays loyal to the administration, MinnPost
GOP forced to delay Senate committee votes on Price, Mnuchin, MPR
Trump Names Judge Grouch As US Supreme Court Nominee, TheUpTake

Trump’s Immigrant Ban
Minnesota GOP Rep. Paulsen criticizes Trump travel ban, Crookston Times
Dayton speaks out against Trump immigration orders, MinnPost
Trump travel ban sparks local fears, condemnation, Mankato Free Press

Upcoming Events

  • Feburary 4, 10:00 AM — Post Inauguration Unity Gathering, Community Room, Power’s Ridge Apartments, 132 Lake Drive W, Chanhassen. Candle lighting and short meditation, a change to share your reactions to the inauguration and new administration. Please bring any readings or ideas that have helped you. Music, sage burning. RSVP to Laura Helm at lahelm@aol.com. Call Jodi Holden at 952.240.3846 if you need directions.
  • February 9, 6:30 PM — State DFL Listening Session, Wayzata Central Middle School Auditorium, 305 Vicksburg Ln N, Plymouth, MN 55447. If you were active in your Senate District, a campaign or were a candidate, please attend. Please RSVP here.
  • February 9, 7:00 PM — SD34 DFL Central Committee Meeting, 12800 Arbor Lakes Pkwy N, Maple Grove, MN 55369
  • February 9, 7:00 PM — SD48 DFL Central Committee Meeting, Glen Lake Activity Center, 14350 Excelsior Blvd, Minnetonka, MN 55345
  • February 14 — Valentine’s Day
  • February 14, 7:00 PM — SD40 DFL Central Committee Meeting, no location available let
  • February 15, 7:00 PM — CD3 DFL Central Committee Meeting, Council Chambers, Minnetonka Community Center, 14600 Minnetonka Blvd, Minnetonka, MN 55345

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