In the Know: February 28, 2017

2017 Legislative Session
Senate GOP looking into student loan tax credit, Mankato Free Press
For-profit HMOs face uphill climb in Minnesota, Star Tribune
Minnesota Senate passes Sunday liquor bill, MinnPost
Small liquor store owners gird for decision on Sunday hours, Star Tribune
Sunday liquor sales passes Minnesota Senate, Fox9
Minn. Senate Approves Sunday Liquor Sales, WDIO
Sunday Liquor Sales Bill Passes Senate, WCCO
Senate passes Sunday liquor sales, Minnesota becomes state for grown-ups, City Pages
Minnesota Oil Train Safety On ‘Right Track’, But Still A Battle With Railroad Lobbyists, UpTake
Minnesota Preps for budget Surplus, KVRR
Minnesota GOP lawmakers poised to tap surplus for tax cuts, MPR

DNC Chair’s Race
Tom Perez narrowly Defeats Keith Ellison for DNC Chair, The Nation
Democrats Maintain Status Quo with Election of Perez to DNC Chair, Daily Kos
New DNC Chair Tom Perez Pledges to Repair and Unite Democratic Party, TIME
After DNC election, will Ellison supporters respond to his calls for unity?, Washington Post
Congressman Keith Ellison loses bid to lead national Democratic Party, Pioneer Press
Ellison loses bid to lead Democrats, will stay in Congress, Star Tribune
Keith Ellison’s supporters say Israel attacks helped sink his DNC bid, Vox
Why did Keith Ellison lose the DNC race, Washington Post

Gov. Mark Dayton and Lt. Gov. Tina Smith
Dayton administration pushes ambitious renewable energy mandate, MPR
Lieutenant governor announces renewable energy goal in Albert Lea, Albert Lea Tribune
Improving renewable energy, KIMT

The Resistance
Feisty congressional constituents sound off at Emmer town hall meeting, Monticello Times

Sen. Amy Klobuchar
Klobuchar asks what steps were taken to protect 2016 election from cyber threats, GoMN

Secretary of State Steve Simon
Secretary of State visits Crisis Resource Center of Steele County, Owatonna People’s Press
Minnesota Secretary of State visits Faribault Area Chamber of Commerce, Faribault Daily News

State Auditor Rebecca Otto
State auditor to speak at Bloomington forum, Sun Current

Trump’s First Address to Joint Congress
Trump looks to refocus his presidency in address to Congress, MPR
Trump to Lay Out Plans for ‘Renewal of the American Spirit’ in Joint Address, NPR

Upcoming Events

  • 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 3, 12:00 PM — Stand Against Trump,  Brookdale Dr. & Xerxes Ave., Brooklyn Park, MN
  • 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 4, 6:00 PM — Reception for Attorney General Lori Swanson, 560 Indian Mound St, Wayzata, MN 55391
  • March 7, 7:00 PM — SD34 DFL Central Committee Meeting, 12800 Arbor Lakes Parkway, Maple Grove, MN
  • March 8A Day Without Women
  • March 9, 7:00 PM — SD36 DFL Central Committee Meeting, Sammy’s Pizza & Restaurant, 970 Schreiber Terrace, Brooklyn Park, MN
  • March 9, 7:00 PM — SD48 DFL Central Committee Meeting, Glen Lake Activity Center, 14350 Excelsior Blvd, Minnetonka, MN
  • March 10, 12:00 PM — Stand Against Trump,  Brookdale Dr. & Xerxes Ave., Brooklyn Park, MN
  • March 12 — Daylight Savings Time begins
  • March 13, 6:30 PM — SD50 DFL Central Committee Meeting, 7001 Cahill Rd, Minneapolis, MN
  • March 13, 7:00 PM — SD44 DFL Central Committee Meeting, Shady Oak Room, Minnetonka Community Center, 14600 Minnetonka Blvd, Minnetonka, MN 55345

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