In the Know: June 3, 2015

Events today

  • 10 a.m. – Gov. Dayton will convene meetings of the Executive Council, State Board of Investment, and Land Exchange Board. 
  • 11:30 a.m. – DFL Chairman Ken Martin and GOP Chairman Keith Downey speak to the Municipal Legislative Commission, Woodbury.
  • Noon – Lt. Gov. Smith will provide remarks at the Metropolitan Economic Development Association Annual Awards Luncheon. Minneapolis Hilton Hotel, 1001 S Marquette Ave., Minneapolis.

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

Minnesota: A billion to the good, with restraint, Pioneer Press 

2015 special session

Timing of special session uncertain as details of Dayton-Daudt budget deal still fuzzy, Star Tribune

Before special session, a few details remain, MPR

Rachel Stassen-Berger: Special session add ons? They deserve a simple ‘no,’ Pioneer Press

Leaders work to ‘button up’ budget bills for special session, Pioneer Press

State budget deal imminent, KARE

Makeshift House, Senate chambers awaits special session, KSTP

Guest editorial: A ‘do-over’ chance for rural Minnesota, Echo Press

2016 election

Candidates declare plans for 2016 legislative races, St.  Cloud Times

Jeb Bush 101, MinnPost

Agriculture

Bird flu takes center stage at congressional hearing, Star Tribune

Clintons

The inside story of how the Clintons built a $2 billion global empire, The Washington Post

Congress

Why it’s hard to be a moderate in Congress, MPR

Education (higher)

Minnesota colleges must meet higher standards to receive full funding, Duluth News Tribune

Environment

Pollution agency oversight board may be out in budget deal, WCCO

Governor’s residence

Governor’s Residence open for tours on six days this summer, MinnPost

NSA

Senate passes Franken-backed bill reforming NSA surveillance, MinnPost

Rolling Stones

Before Rolling Stones concert, Mick Jagger tours the Twin Cities, Minneapolis St. Paul Business Journal

Mick Jagger stops in Mpls. book store, KARE

Minneapolis choir will join Rolling Stones on stage, KSTP

Local choir set to rock with the Rolling Stones, Fox 9

Simon, Steve

Secretary of State talks business streamlining with Waseca Chamber, Waseca County News

State official puts spotlight on Safe at Home program, Rochester Post Bulletin

MN Secretary of State sops at CADA for feedback, KEYC

State Auditor

Why Minnesota needs an Office of the State Auditor, Star Tribune

Fight over state auditor’s job snarls Minnesota budget deal, MPR

State Auditor Otto to Legislature: Don’t let private firms do my work, WCCO

‘Safe at Home’ helps victims hide from abusers, Mankato Free Press

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