In the Know: January 24, 2017

2017 Legislature
Minnesota House Republicans criticize renewable energy initiatives, Pioneer Press
Republicans Consider Killing Failing Renewable Energy Fund, WCCO
Minnesota GOP charts new course in response to protests, MPR
Daudt asks Trump to reverse copper mining decision, INFORUM
Daudt wants Trump’s health on health care, mining, MPR
DFL Lawmakers Introduce New ‘Common-Sense’ Reproductive Health Care Legislation, KSTP
Sambusas in tow, Somali coalition makes big ask at Capitol, MPR

Democrats in Congress
Senate Democrats to propose $1 trillion infrastructure plan, MPR

DNC Chair’s Race
Jesse Jackson Endorses Keith Ellison for DNC Chair, Southwest Minneapolis Patch
Rep. Keith Ellison: Democrats Will Unite and Take Back the Country, TIME
DNC candidates pledge more racial diversity in hiring, spending, outreach, Washington Post
Perez endorsed by Hispanic caucus PAC for DNC chair, Politico
DNC chair candidates agree to agree, Politico
Why I Am Seeking to be the Next Chairman of the Democratic National Committee, Huffington Post
‘We’re learning the lessons that Republicans learned in 2010’: How Democrats plan to rebuild state legislatures, Washington Post

Gov. Mark Dayton
Gov. Mark Dayton’s 2017 State of the State address, annotated, Pioneer Press
Statement from Governor Dayton’s Chief of Staff, Governor’s Newsroom
Mark Dayton was seeking a limited public option for health insurance before his collapse, Pioneer Press
Gov. Dayton OK after collapsing in middle of State of the State speech, MPR
Following local lawmakers, Dayton takes up MinnesotaCare as public option, Mankato Free Press
Minnesota governor eyes fast return to work after collapse, Salon
Recommendations are in but not public in judge decision, Mankato Free Press

Minnesota GOP Chair’s Race
Hann in the running to be Minnesota GOP chair, MPR

Sen. Amy Klobuchar
Senator Taking Inauguration Selfie Identified Only as Woman, New York Magazine
Klobuchar features River Rock Coffee at Minnesota Morning, St. Peter Herald
Klobuchar’s staff coming to Willmar Tuesday, KWLM

Trump’s Cabinet
Health Secretary Nominee Tom Price Proposed Bill Benefiting His Puerto Rico Investments, WSJ
The status of Trump’s Cabinet: Where everyone in the process and how it works, MPR

Trump’s First 100 Days
Ryan invites Trump to address Congress on Feb. 28, Politico
Trump expected to sign executive actions to advance Keystone, Dakota access pipelines, Politico
Trump undercuts bipartisan effort with voter fraud claim, MPR
Workers dismayed by President Trump’s federal hiring freeze, MPR
Trump Signs 3 memorandums, Including Withdrawal from Pacific Trade Deal, NPR
Minn. Farmers, business leaders lament Pacific trade deal’s demise, MPR
Trump Repeats Lie About Popular Vote in Meeting With Lawmakers, New York Times
Trump to meet with McConnell, Schumer, Feinstein about Supreme Court, Politico

Upcoming Events

  • January 24, 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 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, 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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