- 10:30 a.m. – House DFL Leader Paul Thissen and Duluth-area legislators will visit Northern Waters Smokehaus to tour the business and discuss the benefits of family-friendly workplace policies
- 1 p.m. – Lt. Gov. Smith will tour Locally Laid Eggs Farm, 840 Cemetery Road, Wrenshall.
- 2 p.m. – Ramsey County Attorney John Choi, Sen. Jim Metzen, Sen. Vicki Jensen, and Rep. Pat Garofalo will hold a press conference on the steps of the State Office Building to discuss the highlights of the 2015 legislature’s passage of a bipartisan bill to crack down on the growing problem of auto insurance fraud.
- 2:45 p.m. – Lt. Gov. Smith will provide remarks at the Coalition of Greater Minnesota Cities Summer Conference, Duluth Entertainment Convention Center.
Mark your calendars
- 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 28 – The Twin Cities Labor Chorus will host the 2015 Labor Sing at the AFL-CIO’s pavilion on the Minnesota State Fair grounds at 7 p.m.
- 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.
- Aug. 9 – An Environmental Awareness Picnic will be held at the Environmental Learning Center, from 2 to 6 p.m. at 13,500 Dakota Ave S, in Savage. The event is free and sponsored by Senate Districts 55, 56 and Scott County DFL.
Legislative session meant many opportunities missed, some taken, Minnesota Budget Project
Why is a summer of social change you can expect to hear more about pocketbook issues, The Washington Post
Trump threatens third-party run, The Hill
Taking on Trump has become the only way for GOP candidates not named Bush to crack through the media silo. Until yesterday, the former Texas governor had languished behind his rivals in total mentions across traditional and social media. This week’s Washington Post-ABC poll, which Trump led with 24 percent among registered Republicans, put Perry at 4 percent. Perry knows that his attacks on Trump may guarantee him a spot in the first Republican primary debate next month. The Washington Post
Franken urges probe of Apple’s music streaming practices, Star Tribune
Health and human services
Minnesota tallies $2 billion in wasted hospital spending, Star Tribune
Disability benefits for 11 million people at risk as Congress in stalemate, Los Angeles Times
Minnesota House membership is getting older, Pioneer Press
Obama tells Jon Stewart lessons he’s learned, Star Tribune
Ban on North Dakota ‘heartbeat’ abortion law upheld, The Bismarck Tribune
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