In the Know: July 14, 2015

Events today

  • 11:30 a.m. – The North Metro Chapter of the DFL Senior Caucus will meet at the Little Venetian Inn, Little Canada. The guest speaker is Linda Hamilton, Minnesota Nurse’s Union.
  • 1 p.m. – Minnesota Health Commissioner Ed Ehlinger will host “Pitch the Commissioner” events at the Forest Lake VFW, 556 12th St. SW, in Forest Lake. Participants can pitch their ideas to Commissioner Ehlinger about improving the public health in their community and how the state can help them accomplish their goals, while pitching horseshoes.


Mark your calendars

  • July 18 – The first marker to commemorate the 1934 Minneapolis Teamsters strikes, one of the great watershed moments in the history of the American labor movement, is being installed in downtown Minneapolis. The marker will be unveiled in a ceremony beginning at 11 a.m. at 701 N. 3rd St., Minneapolis.
  • July 19 – Senate District 59 DFL hosts “A Picnic with the Party.” This free event is being held from 1 – 4 p.m. at North Commons Park, 1801 James Av. N., Minneapolis. Food, music and kids’ activities.
  • July 25 – The Kanabec County DFL will host our annual Post-Parade Reception at the Masonic Hall, 800 S Union St, Mora. The parade begins at 4:30 p.m. Join the Kanabec DFL for hotdogs and discussion.
  • July 30 – The Minnesota Nurses Association would like to cordially invite you to the Medicare turns 50 Birthday BBQ Bash on Thursday, July 30 from 5 – 8 p.m. in St. Paul. Medicare is an American as apple pie (Protect Improve Expand Medicare) so join us for an all American birthday BBQ, as we celebrate the 50th Anniversary of Medicare, one of the greatest social safety net pieces of legislation ever signed into law and what we hope to be the basis of a single payer system for our entire nation. Highland Park Picnic Shelter, 1227 Montreal Ave. St. Paul.

2016 election

Sanders urges fight again youth unemployment, The Washington Post

Walker joins GOP field: I will fight for you, The Hill

Scott Walker’s jobs record falls short of most of other GOP governors running, The Washington Post

Scott Walker slides into crowded GOP field, MPR

Shrinking paychecks: Hillary Clinton takes on 2016’s toughest economic question, MPR

What offseason? Parties drawing battle lines for 2016 Minnesota House elections, MinnPost

Political Notebook: Hagedorn doesn’t shy from gay marriage opposition, Rochester Post Bulletin

What Scott Walker would need to do to win, The New York Times

Scott Walker cited the minimum wage as an example of one of “the left’s … really lame ideas” during an interview with Fox News’ Sean Hannity after announcing his presidential campaign. The Washington Post

Walker Promotion

Walker Promise Fell Short

Budget (federal)

US government records $51.8 billion budget surplus in June, Pioneer Press

Confederate flag

Minn. Civil War task force member: Confederate flag should not be removed, Star Tribune

Congressional delegation


Rep. Collin Peterson gets attacked for raising status quo cash, Star Tribune


Generation X: Born at the wrong time, Star Tribune

As labor’s share of U.S. income falls, workers feel a pinch, MPR


Reps. Kahn, Carlson set House longevity record, MPR

DFL’s Kahn, Carlson now longest-serving state House members ever, Star Tribune

Kahn, Carlson set record for legislative service, Pioneer Press


DNR releases more detailed PolyMet timetable, Duluth News Tribune


Republicans renew calls to dismantle MNsure, MPR

Additional MNsure glitches fuel political debate on agency’s future, Pioneer Press


Obama by the numbers: A way above average president, MinnPost


House Republicans propose extension of highway funding until mid-December, Star Tribune


Gov. Scott Walker savages Wisconsin public education in new budget, The Washington Post

What might Scott Walker’s America look like? Just see what he did to Wisconsin, The Guardian

Women’s World Cup

US World Cup Team

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