In the Know: June 10, 2015

Events today

  • Lt. Gov. Smith will provide remarks at the Minnesota Association of Professional Employees – Respectful Workplace Policy Training. 

Save the date!

  • July 12 – Tickets are now on sale for the 3rd Annual Jackie Stevenson Dinner in Bloomington. Get more information here

2015 session

Accusations of political bias, payback in Annandale earmark veto, Star Tribune

2015 special session

Dayton, lawmakers work on last bill before calling special session, Star Tribune

Special session as early as Friday, Dayton says, Star Tribune

Minnesota Legislature: Take care of business and finish the job, Star Tribune

The four things that still have to happen before a special session can be called, MinnPost

Dayton: Special session called by end of week, or early next week, WCCO

What’s left before Dayton calls special session?, MPR

2016 election

Dorholt announces bid for Dist. 14B seat, St. Cloud Times

Clinton building vast network of campaign staff, volunteers, AP

 Repub Tribbles

Affordable Care Act

Awaiting court ruling, Obama says health care law now an everyday ‘reality,’ dismisses critics, Star Tribune

Agriculture

Pope County farm, 1st MN farm hit by bird flu, restarts, MPR

Campaign finance reform

Nolan proposing campaign finance reform, limits to campaign season, WDIO 

Dayton

Stassen-Berger: Has Dayton rhetoric hurt budget process? Pioneer Press

Labor

The politics of preemption: Why Minnesota legislators want to block local officials’ ability to increase the minimum wage, MinnPost

Janitors strike wages in downtown Minneapolis, Fox 9 

Sex Offender Program

Judge to rule June 17 on state’s Sex Offender Program, Pioneer Press

Transportation

Dayton visits St. Paul Park rail-crash site to make pitch for safety funds, Star Tribune

After train-truck crash in St. Paul Park, Gov. Dayton pushes for more rail safety funding, MinnPost

Dayton highlights St. Paul Park collision prior to special session, Pioneer Press

Dayton highlights rail collision ahead of special session, WCCO

Rail safety still high on Gov. Dayton’s wish list, KARE

Dayton highlights train collision in call for rail safety dollars, KSTP

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