- Minnesota Secretary of State Steve Simon will travel across southern Minnesota to visit with organizations helping victims of domestic violence, speak with a local chamber of commerce, and meet with county officials to talk about election-reform issues recently passed by the Minnesota Legislature. Today Simon visits Winona, Lanesboro, Rochester, and Caledonia.
Constituency Caucus meetings
- June 6 – The Senior DFL Caucus will hold its annual meeting at the Sheet Metal Workers Local #10, 1681 East Cope Avenue 55109, Maplewood.
Save the date!
- June 7 – Senate District 42 hosts “Pints and Politics,” 6 p.m., Hampton Inn, 1000 Gramsie Rd, Shoreview.
- June 14 – DFL Women’s Hall of Fame, 11 a.m., Doubletree Bloomington, tickets available here.
- June 20 – Registration is now open for the DFL Training Summit. Attend and learn how you can help the party build to win, built to last.
2015 session shows importance of transparency, St. Cloud Times
2015 special session
Dayton gives on pre-k plan but still no budget deal with GOP, Rochester Post Bulletin
Dayton drops pre-kindergarten plan to settle budget, Fargo Forum
In Minnesota, special sessions are very special anymore, Star Tribune
Budget talks take a step ‘backwards,’ Dayton says, Star Tribune
Hope turns into recriminations in Friday’s negotiations, Pioneer Press
In Brainerd, DFL leadership talks special session, Brainerd Dispatch
Special session represents ‘do-over’ for Greater Minnesota, Faribault Daily News
Overflow crowd in Minneapolis hears Bernie Sanders, Star Tribune
O’Malley’s challenge to Clinton: Ideological or generational? Or both? The Washington Post
Overflow crowd in Minneapolis hears Sen. Bernie Sanders, Star Tribune
Spring Grove School Board member to challenge Davids, Rochester Post Bulletin
In response to Martin O’Malley’s announcement that he will run for president in 2016, DNC Chair Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz released the following statement:
“I welcome Martin O’Malley to the field of candidates seeking the Democratic Party’s nomination for President in 2016. As Maryland’s Governor, Martin O’Malley demonstrated his solid commitment to social justice and economic opportunity.
“Governor O’Malley has been a leader on fighting for equal pay for women, increasing access to quality health care and expanding voting rights. On issues from college affordability to increasing the state’s minimum wage, Governor O’Malley exemplifies the Democratic Party’s middle-class economics, highlighting the significant differences between the priorities of the Democratic and Republican parties, regardless of who emerges as each party’s nominee.
“I look forward to Governor O’Malley joining Secretary Clinton and Senator Sanders on the campaign trail as they make the case to the American people that the Democratic Party is on their side.”
Egg shortage from bird flu trickling down to consumers, Star Tribune
Dayton vetoes ag funding bill, Agri News
The Iron Range way in St. Paul, Hibbing Daily Tribune