In the Know: January 31, 2017

2017 Legislative Session
Gun rights bills enter Minnesota’s House- how far will they get?, Duluth News Tribune
With MNsure Relief Done, Lawmakers Face Tough Road Ahead, WCCO
GOP proposes limits on severance for state workers, Star Tribune
GOP legislators optimistic after solid art, St. Cloud Times
National Popular Vote is “Mob Democracy” Says MN GOP State Rep. Gruenhagen, The UpTake
GOP lawmakers take aim at Dayton’s budget plan, MPR

DNC Chair Race
DNC chair candidates talk fighting Trump, turning Texas blue, Houston Defender
Democratic Party Scrambles to Catch Up with the Anti-Trump Wave, Huffington Post

Gov. Mark Dayton
NCEDA Chosen as lending partner for emerging entrepreneur loan program, Hibbing Daily Tribune
Political Notebook: Dayton makes light of a tough situation, Rochester Post Bulletin
Gov. Dayton’s budget, health key topics at the state Capitol, MPR

Minnesota Lawmakers React to Trump’s Executive Order
Walz calls immigration restrictions ‘morally reprehensible’, Rochester Post Bulletin
U.S. Rep. Tim Walz presses for immigration order answers at airport, is rebuffed, Star Tribune
Congressman Collin Peterson statement on President Trump temporary ban on immigration and refugee resettlement, Valley News Live
Minnesota GOP Rep. Paulsen criticizes Trump travel Ban, Star Tribune
The Latest: Minnesota’s Lewis supports travel ban, Star Tribune
GOP Rep. Erik Paulsen Criticizes Trump Travel Ban, WCCO
Trump’s immigration order: Minnesota lawmakers respond, MPR
Emmer Defends Trump’s Travel Ban, Says It’s Not a Ban, KNSI

Minnesotans react to Trump’s Anti-Immigration Executive Order
Protesters gather at MSP airport to denounce Trump’s immigration order, MinnPost
Hundreds Hit MSP Airport for Immigration Protest, WCCO
Executive order comes as 39 refugees prepare to settle in Minnesota, St. Cloud Times
Work to Help Refugees Continues After Executive Order, KEYC
After big scare, family reunited despite Trump immigration order, MPR
Some Minn. businesses concerned with immigration order, MPR

National Democrats
As Democrats Take to the Streets, Lawmakers Rush to Keep Up, New York Times
Democrats Identify Key Swing Districts in 2018, Including 2 in Minnesota, WCCO
Dems pus to postpone vote on health secretary, The Hill

NODAPL
Clean-up begins at Dakota pipeline protest camp, INFORUM

Rep. Rick Nolan
Behind Nolan,  A Grassroots Effort, Mesabi Daily News

Sens. Amy Klobuchar and Al Franken
Minnesota’s Senators respond to Trump’s executive order, Fox9
Sens. Franken, Klobuchar attack Trump’s immigrant ban, Austin Daily Herald

Trump Administration
Critical to keep unpredictable Trump close, Wadena Pioneer Journal
On eve of Trump’s Supreme Court announcement, Senate Democrats prepare to filibuster any nominee: “This is a stolen seat”, Salon
GOP pushing Price, Sessions, DeVos a step toward Senate OK, MPR

Trump’s Executive Order
Obama rejects comparison between Trump’s immigration policy and his own, encourages protests, Washington Post
Trump fires Just Dept. head over executive order defiance, MPR
Trump fires defiant acting attorney general, Politico

Upcoming Events

  • 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 lahelm@aol.com. 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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