In the Know: June 25, 2015

 

Events Today

  • 9:00 a.m. – Secretary of State Steve Simon meets with Le Center Area Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Don Hayden, 10 W Tyrone St., Le Center.
  • 10:00 a.m. – Gov. Dayton will hold a news conference on Minnesota’s ranking as CNBC’s America’s Top State for Business. 
  • 10:15 a.m. – Secretary of State Steve Simon meets with St. Peter Area Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Ed Lee, 101 S Front St., St. Peter.
  • 11:30 a.m. – Secretary of State Steve Simon meets with New Ulm Area Chamber of Commerce President/CEO Audra Shaneman, 1 N Minnesota St., New Ulm.
  • 1:30 p.m. – Secretary of State Steve Simon meets with St. James Area Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Jennie Firchau, 516 1st Ave S St. James.
  • 3:00 p.m. – Secretary of State Steve Simon, meets with Fairmont Chamber of Commerce President Margaret Dillard, 323 E Blue Earth Ave., Fairmont.
  • 5:00 p.m. – State Auditor Rebecca Otto will speak at the Freeborn County DFL Picnic at Pioneer Park, 100 East Hawthorne St., Albert Lea.
  • 6:00 p.m. – A special thank you to Rep. Ryan Winkler, a going away picnic, Brookview Park, Small Shelter, 200 Brookview Parkway N, Golden Valley.

Save the date!

  • June 27 – Stonewall DFL will at Twin Cities Pride from 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. on the festival grounds in Loring Park. For additional information, contact Gerald Strauss at gerald.strauss@gmail.
  • June 23 – The Bloomington Progressive Issues Forum, 5:30 p.m., Davanni’s Pizza and Hoagies, 8605 Lyndale Ave. S., Bloomington.
  • June 27 – “Awake the Lakes Area DFL” hosted by the Douglas County DFL. 118 City Park Road, Alexandria. 1:00 – 3:00 p.m. music, 3:00 – 5:00 p.m. speakers including House DFL Assistant Leader Erin Murphy, a representative from Congressman Collin Peterson’s office and Mike Simpkins.
  • June 28 – Seventh Annual Family Picnic of the DFL Senior Caucus, noon – 3:00 p.m., Brookview Park, Golden Valley.
  • July 12 – Tickets are now on sale for the 3rd Annual Jackie Stevenson Dinner in Bloomington. Get more information here
  • July 14 – Senate District 53 and Senate District 39 Summer Picnic, 5:30 p.m., Tartan Park, Lake Elmo.

2015 session

Minnesota lawmakers still raised revenue through business feesPioneer Press

2016 election

Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal announces presidential runMPR

Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal opens longshot 2016 campaign, declares himself ‘doer’ not a talkerStar Tribune

Republican presidential candidate Bobby Jindal on the issuesStar Tribune

Amy Klobuchar off to Iowa for Hillary Clinton campaignPioneer Press

Bobby Jindal enters race with mantel of ‘outsider,’ The Hill 

Congress

Boehner doles out new punishmentThe Hill

Congressional delegation

Nolan

Nolan says Trans Pacific Partnership will destroy good paying American jobsKDAL

Demographics

Minority growth tapers off in metro suburbs, as aging acceleratesStar Tribune

Economy

Top States #1: The North Star State, MinnesotaCNBC

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Education (higher)

Regents approve UMN tuition hikesPioneer Press

Tuition will increase at the U of M next yearMPR

GOP

How Minnesota Republicans can beat the DFL Party at its gameStar Tribune

Labor

Today in history

LaborSex offender program

Dayton: Changing sex offender program will be difficultMPR

Dayton defends sex offender program, will go to hearingStar Tribune

State will seek appeal of sex offender rulingPioneer Press

South Carolina

The politics of taking down the Confederate flag, MPR 

Trade

Senate passes trade legislation, hands Obama major second-term winStar Tribune

Wisconsin

Gov. Walker ends decades-old waiting period for handgunsPioneer Press

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