In the Know: June 11, 2015

Events today

  • 10 a.m. – Gov. Dayton and the four caucus leaders are tentatively scheduled to meet to talk about the special session.
  • Lt. Gov, Smith will provide welcoming remarks at the Governor’s Children’s Cabinet, “Help Me Grow” Leadership Team meeting.
  • 4 p.m. – Joint meeting between the House Ways and Means and Senate Finance Committee to finalizes the jobs and energy bill.
  • 6:30 p.m. – Senate  District 41 Issues Forum, Fridley Community Center, 6085 7th St NE, Fridley.

Save the date!

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

2015 special session

Dayton wants Friday special session, Fargo Forum

Deals move Minn. budget toward finish line, but no one’s thrilled, MPR

Dayton and Daudt tout ‘tentative budget deal,’ Bakk says some Senate DFL votes in doubt, Star Tribune

Special session possible for Friday after a budget deal reached, KSTP

Plans falling into place for a Friday special session, Pioneer Press

Tentative budget deal clears way for special session, MinnPost

Minnesota Legislature’s new deals, what changed? Pioneer Press

Lawmakers plan for likely Friday special session on budget, WCCO

Special session possible Friday after budget deal reached, KSTP

Gov. Dayton says tentative deal in place for Friday session, Fox 9

2016 election

Hillary Clinton deploys organizers in Minnesota, coast to coast, Pioneer Press

How Jeb Bush’s campaign ran off course before it even began, Washington Post

Agriculture

House dumps COOL for meat, Star Tribune

Congress

Sack Glass Houses

 

Congressional delegation

Peterson

Minnesota Congressman Peterson opposes House-passed Commodity Relief Act, KFGO

Economy

Minnesota took in a surprise $53 million more in May taxes, Pioneer Press

Elections

How today’s elections are won — and the bad consequences, MinnPost

Eyeing 2016, G.O.P embraces digital strategies, but doubts persist, New York Times

Environment

Budget bill empties landfill cleanup fund, MPR

Legislature 2015: Special interests win, environment loses with ag bill, Star Tribune

After feedlot feud, a Minnesota citizens’ board may bite the dust, Star Tribune

Senate committee passes bill that overturns EPA clean water rule, Star Tribune 

Income inequality

Income inequality begins at birth and these are the stats that prove it, PBS

Labor

Retail building cleaners strike for better wages and an end to wage theft, Workday Minnesota 

State Auditor

Otto likely to take auditor change to court, MPR

Potential lawsuit over auditor’s office could hinge on core functions, MPR

Former Treasurer: ‘It’s wrong’ to cut Auditor’s Office duties, WCCO 

Transportation

Funding for road repairs not keeping pace with county, city needs, LeCenter Leader

The cost of upgrading railroad crossings, Fox 9

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