In the Know: February 27, 2017

2017 Legislative Session
Minnesota Senate poised to pass Sunday sales, Duluth News Tribune
MN Senate GOP says road/bridge funding will be priority in state budget plan, MNN
House moves to make Minnesota licenses comply with federal standards, MPR

2018 Gubernatorial Race
Rep. Tim Walz Considering Gubernatorial Run, WCCO
Rep. Walz mulling Democratic bid for Minnesota governor, Rochester Post Bulletin

DNC Chair’s Race
For Democrats to succeed, they must realize where the power lies, Esquire
Why Keith Ellison Matters, The Nation
Jehmu Greene Eyes DNC Chair in Saturday’s Race, Essence
Keith Ellison’s comments for the Second Amendment: For the record, Washington Post
Ellison’s progressive allies make final push in DNC race, CNN
DNC Members Vote Down Corporate Money Ban, Huffington Post
DNC candidates: Our problems go beyond Donald Trump, CNN
Ellison loses bid to lead Democrats, will stay in Congress, Star Tribune
Tom Perez Isn’t As Liberal As Keith Ellison, But He’s Still Pretty Progressive, Five Thirty Eight
What Ellison’s DNC Chair Loss Means for the Democratic Party, WCCO
Perez wins chairmanship of DNC in close vote on second ballot. Moves to make Ellison deputy chair, Daily Kos

Gov. Mark Dayton
Amid Health Issues, Gov. Dayton Shows Sense of Humor, WCCO
Dayton blasts Trump’s transgender bathroom reversal, Albert Lea Tribune
Area superintendents see pros and cons in governor’s education funding proposal, Mankato Free Press

Rep. Betty McCollum
Five Observations: Climate Change Town Hall, University of St. Thomas
Rep. McCollum Holds Town Hall in St. Paul, MSN

Rep. Rick Nolan
Nolan hears about Iron Range infrastructure challenges, Duluth News Tribune
Nolan talks infrastructure with iron range leaders, WDIO

The Resistance
Constituents Demonstrate Against GOP Representatives, WCCO
Congressman Erik Paulsen has become very good at hiding from his constituents, City Pages
What Rep. Paulsen Would Have Seen If He Showed Up to Meet His Constituents, UpTake
Protesters call for dialogue with Congressman Paulsen, Fox9
Scenes from the ‘with or without’ Erik Paulsen town hall (spoiler alert: it was without him), MinnPost

Rural Minnesota
Democrats hope rural voters will come back, MPR
Klobuchar, Peterson go to bat for rural broadband, Duluth News Tribune
Why is it so hard to get internet in the country? Klobuchar, Peterson in DL Friday to ‘seize the moment’, Detroit Lakes Online

Secretary Steve Simon
Minnesota Secretary of State Visits Duluth, Fox21

Sen. Al Franken
Why President Al Franken Isn’t a Joke, Vanity Fair

Sen. Amy Klobuchar
Senators ask feds for ‘full account’ of work to secure election from cyber threats, The Hill
Sen. Klobuchar holds Minneapolis town hall on Ukraine, Russia tensions, Fox9
MSUM Entrepreneurship minor gets thumbs-up from Klobuchar, INFORUM
Senator visits Fergus Falls, calls for high schools to prepare girls for ag and industry, Fergus Falls Journal
Senator Klobuchar Believes Small Businesses Shape the Economy, KVVR

Trump Administration
After a long, storied run, Minnesota finds itself frozen out of the executive branch, MinnPost

Trump’s Russia Problem
George W. Bush on Trump and Russia: ‘We all need answers’, Star Tribune
GOP Congressman: Special Prosecutor Needed for Russia Probe, WCCO


Upcoming Events

  • February 27, 5:30 PM — SD44 Progressive Activist Fair, RHR Room, Ridgedale Library, 12601 Ridgedale Dr, Minnetonka, MN 55304.
  • February 28, 7:30 AMArts Advocacy Day at the Minnesota State Capitol
  • March 2, 9:30 AMAdvocacy for Children Day at the Minnesota State Capitol
  • 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
  • March 8A Day Without Women

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