In the Know: February 21, 2017

2017 Legislative Session
GOP lawmakers seeking to divert Southwest light rail money to road, bridge projects, Star Tribune
Republicans Move to Shift SWLRT Funds to Roads, Bridges, WCCO
Minnesota GOP Seeks to Halt Funding for SWLRT, MSN
House passes Sunday liquor sales bill; now a tougher battle looms in the Senate, MPR
Minnesota House approves Sunday liquor sales, MinnPost
Minnesota House might (finally) pass Sunday sales today, City Pages
Lawmakers move to hem in authority of Met Council, MPR

St. Paul Jewish Community Center
St. Paul Jewish Community Center reopened after bomb threat, Star Tribune
St. Paul Jewish Community Center evacuated in wave of U.S. bomb threats, Pioneer Press
St. Paul JCC part of nationwide bomb threat, KARE11

U.S. Bank Stadium
Stadium leadership unclear, Winona Daily News

Sen. Amy Klobuchar
Sen. Klobuchar Reacts to POTUS’ Comment about Sweden, WCCO
Klobuchar Pushes for Firefighter Cancer Registry in Minneapolis, WCCO
Sen. Klobuchar backs National Firefighter Cancer Registry, Fox9
Klobuchar wants independent commission to investigate Trump’s possible Russia ties, MPR
Klobuchar vows to push for investigation into possible Trump-Russia ties, MinnPost
Sen. Amy Klobuchar, state’s Democrats want open investigation of Trump Russia ties, Star Tribune
ill.com/blogs/pundits-blog/healthcare/320294-drug-importation-from-other-countries-will-save-dollars-and”>Drug importation from other countries will save dollars and lives, The Hill

Sen. Al Franken
Local career program ‘a terrific model,’ Franken says, Brainerd Dispatch
A frank discussion: Sen. Franken talks rising drug costs, Brainerd Dispatch

DFL Members of Congress
Colling Peterson, Rick Nolan, push for open season on Minnesota’s gray wolves, City Pages

Trump Administration
Reader’s View: Keep politics out of National Security Council, Duluth News Tribune
Trump Names Lt. Gen. H.R. McMaster New National Security Adviser, NPR
How the town hall dynamic has changed, Rochester Post Bulletin
Emmer Holding Town Hall in Sartell, KNSI

DNC Chair’s Race
After picking up California Support, Rep. Keith Ellison gets more Western Democrats to back him for party chair, LA Times
Buttigieg picks up 9 mayors’ endorsements in DNC race, CNN
Fetterman, counselling party unity, backs Buttigieg for DNC chair, Pittsburgh Post Gazette

Upcoming Events

  • February 21, 6:30 PM — HD46B Legislative Priorities Session with Rep. Cheryl Youakim, Meeting Room, Hennepin County Library, 22 11th Ave N, Hopkins, MN 55343
  • February 23, 7:00 PM — SD47 DFL Executive Committee Meeting, Victoria Recreation Center, 8475 Kochia Ln, Chaska, MN 55386
  • February 23, 7:00 PM — SD49 Town Hall with Sen. Melisa Franzen (D), Rep. Paul Rosenthal (D) and Rep. Dario Anselmo (R), Edina Community Lutheran Church,
  • February 24, 8:00 AM to 12:00 PM — SD49 Day at the Capitol, more information here.
  • February 24, 1:00 PM — SD47 DFL Voter Education Seminar:  Carver County Forecast, Chaska Community Center Theatre, 1661 Park Ridge Dr, Chaska, MN. Paul Moline, Carver County Department of Planning and Water Management, will present data, maps and graphs that explain Carver County’s population, economy and the implications for the long-range plan for the county. Come find out who we are, where we are going and the speed we are traveling!
  • February 25, 10:00 AM — Town Hall Meeting with Steve Cwodzinski (SD48) and Laurie Pryor (HD48A), Glen Lake Activity Center, 14350 Excelsior Blvd, Minnetonka, MN
  • February 25, 1:00 PM — SD47 DFL Voter Education Seminar:  Carver County Forecast. Paul Moline, Carver County Dept. of Planning and Water Management, will present data, map and graphs explaining Carver County’s population, economy and the implementations for the long-range pan for the county. Come find out ho we are, where we’re going and the speed we’re traveling!
  • February 27, 5:30 PM — SD44 Progressive Activist Fair, RHR Room, Ridgedale Library, 12601 Ridgedale Dr, Minnetonka, MN 55304.
  • March 4, 10:30 AM — HD46B Legislative Priority Session with Rep. Cheryl Youakim, Meeting Room, Hennepin County Library, 22 11th Ave N, Hopkins, MN
  • March 4, 11:30 AM — DFL Business Conference, Grand Casino Convention Center, 777 Lady Luck Dr, Hinckley, MN
  • March 7, 7:00 PM — SD34 DFL Central Committee Meeting, 12800 Arbor Lakes Parkway, Maple Grove, MN

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