In the Know: January 18, 2017

2017 Legislative Session
Talking Points: Running Out of Time on MNSure, WCCO
Minnesotans bracing for health care spike urge lawmakers on relief deal, Pioneer Press
Is this the year Sunday liquor store sales ban ends? Minnesota House panel says yes., Duluth News Tribune
Senate DFL Caucus Elects Hayden, Kent, Assistant Leaders, Insight News
With GOP-controlled Legislature, U budget funding could be uphill battle, Minnesota Daily
Legislators must act now to approve insurance relief, Le Center Leader

Affordable Care Act
18 million more Americans would be uninsured under 2016 GOP repeal, MPR

DFL Congressional Members
With the Obama years at an end, Minnesota Democrats reflect on their president, MinnPost
Rep. Keith Ellison: Republican Policies Are Keeping Women in Poverty, Glamour
2017 focus: More good paying jobs for 8th district, Aitkin Age
Klobuchar introduces women in STEM, Brainerd Dispatch
Here’s what you’d pay for medicine if we could buy it from Canada, City Pages

DNC Chair’s Race
Everything You Need to Know About the DNC Race, Huffington Post
Everything you need to know about the race to run the Democratic National Committee, Washington Post
DNC Chair Race: Idaho Executive Director Sally Boynton Brown Makes Her Case, Daily Kos
Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti endorses Tom Perez for DNC chair, Los Angeles Times
Norelli to seek NHDP chair if Buckley wins DNC race, New Hampshire Union Leader
Keith Ellison Makes Gains in Two States That Cost Clinton the Election, Huffington Post
Hundreds of U.S. Jewish Leaders Reject Charges of anti-Semitism Against Keith Ellison, Haaretz

DNC Hack
GOP rep: DNC hacking ‘most successful covert action’ in Russian history, The Hill

Cong. Jason Lewis
Lewis gets serious, MPR
U.S. Rep. Jason Lewis: We’ve begun to treat our nation’s regulatory disease, Star Tribune

Gov. Mark Dayton
Tax help breaks Minnesota legislative ice, but bigger fights loom, Crookston Times
Dayton applies pressure for health rebate deal, MPR
Dayton Urges Republicans to Take up his Premium Relief Plan, WCCO
Mark Dayton signs deal providing $350 million to protect Minnesota waters, Pioneer Press
Feds give state $350 million to help farmers protect water quality, MinnPost

Trump Cabinet Nominees
Betsy DeVos, Trump’s education pick, lauded as bold reformer, called unfit for job, Washington Post
WATCH: Al Franken destroys Education appointee Betsy DeVos over her support for gay conversion therapy, Raw Story
Interior pick Zinke on climate change: ‘I don’t believe it’s a hoax’, Politico
Interior pick walks fine line on climate, highlights conservation, The Hill
Betsy DeVos was asked a basic question about education policy- and couldn’t answer, Vox
Betsy DeVos Got Schooled in her Confirmation Hearing, New Republic

Upcoming Events

  • January 18, 7:00 PM — CD3 DFL Central Committee Meeting, Council Chambers, Minnetonka Community Center, 14600 Minnetonka Blvd, Minnetonka, MN 55345
  • January 21, 2017 — Women’s March on Washington-Minnesota, more information here. There is a possibility of a bus from our area being chartered.  Click here to email for more information.
  • January 22, 2:00 PM — CD3 DFL Outreach Retreat, 10467 DuPont Ave S, Bloomington, MN 55431
  • January 24, 2017, 6:30 PM — HD46B Legislative Priorities Session with Rep. Cheryl Youakim, St. Louis Park Library, 3240 Library Ln, St. Louis Park, MN 55426
  • January 30, 2017, 12:00 PMCenter for the Study of Politics and Governance, Humphrey School of Public Affairs Presents ​New Roles for Black Athletes? ​Post-Ferguson and Post-Kaepernick in the Age of Trump, register here.
  • January 23, 7:00 PM — Gov. Dayton’s State of the State Address
  • January 28, 1:30 PM — SD47 DFL Voter Education Seminar:  Electoral College Forum, Dr. Mitchell Krum, Professor of Political Science at Bethel College, will discuss the constitutional origins of the Electoral College, as well as the pros and cons of various ideas for reform. There will be a question and answer session. All are welcome. Chaska Community Theater, 1661 Park Ridge Dr, Chaska, MN 55318
  • January 31, 2017, 6:00 PM — Senate District 46 Joint Townhall with Sen. Ron Latz, Rep. Peggy Flanagan, Rep. Cheryl Youakim, St. Louis Park Library, 3240 Library Ln, St. Louis Park, MN 55426
  • January 31, 7:00 PM — SD49 DFL New Office Opening, 7001 Cahill Rd, Suite 21, Edina. Come up the stairs or elevators. See our new digs, enjoy deserts, wine and coffee with us — and great conversation. Donations appreciated.
  • February 1, 7:00 PM — SD46 Central Committee Meeting, Sammy Perrella’s Pizza and Restaurant, 97509 Schreiber Ter N, Brooklyn Park, MN 55445
  • 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 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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