In the Know: March 1, 2017

2017 Legislative Session
Minnesota’s Budget Surplus Grows to $1.65 billion, Star Tribune
Room to breathe, argue with Minnesota’s $1.65 surplus, Star Tribune
Minnesota GOP lawmakers poised to tap surplus for tax cuts, Faribault Daily News
Senate to vote Monday on ending ban on Sunday liquor sales, Pioneer Press
Senate OKs Sunday liquor sales bill; Dayton expected to sign, MPR
Why local GOP opposition to Sunday sales, St. Cloud Times
With Senate vote, Minnesota’s Sunday liquor ban looks soon to fall, Star Tribune
Decades-old Sunday liquor sales ban repealed, International Falls Journal
Last drop for dry Sundays: Minnesota Senate votes Monday to repeal liquor store ban; Dayton says he’ll sign, Winona Daily News

Gov. Mark Dayton and Lt. Gov. Tina Smith
Dayton signs bill adding natural gas to Sherco plant, St. Cloud Times
Dayton Heads to D.C. For Meeting on Health Insurance, WCCO
Lt. Gov. Smith announces energy standard, Austin Daily Herald

DFL Chairman Ken Martin
Minnesota Politicos Weigh in on Trump’s Address, KSTP

Minnesota’s Delegation on Trump’s Speech
What Minnesota’s delegation expects from Pres. Trump tonight, KARE11

Rep. Betty McColllum
Ramsey County Board Chair Reinhardt joins Rep. McCollum for presidential address, Pioneer Press

Rep. Keith Ellison
Keith Ellison’s bringing the guy who beat him for DNC chair to Trump’s speech, GoMN
New DNC chair Perez will attend Trump’s speech as former rival’s guest, The Hill
Keith Ellison Will Bring Former DNC Opponent As His Guest to Trump’s Address, Huffington Post

Rep. Rick Nolan
Nolan invites pension leader to Trump’s speech, Brainerd Dispatch

Rep. Tim Walz
Walz to host meeting Saturday in Worthington, Worthington Daily Globe

Sen. Al Franken
Franken introduces bill to help teacher shortages, Brainerd Dispatch

Sen. Amy Klobuchar
Two Klobuchar bills pass in Congress, encourage women in STEM fields, West Central Tribune

The Resistance
Constituents town halls happen ‘with or without’ congressman, Rosemount Town Pages

Russia Investigation
Calls for independent investigation in white house Russia allegations, WCCO

Affordable Care Act
GOP looks to Trump’s address to rally lawmakers around an Obamacare strategy, MPR

Future of the DNC
Perez promises to be Trump’s ‘worst nightmare’, CNN
Some Thoughts on the DNC Chair Race, TPM
Former DNC Officials Sound Off on Democratic Future, Huffington Post
Tom Perez’s biggest problem as DNC chair: His backers, Washington Post
Tom Perez takes the reins at the DNC, marking a new era, MSNBC
The DNC Battle Has Actually Ended Pretty Amicably, Mother Jones
Keith Ellison’s Loss Leaves A Sour Taste For Progressives, Buzzfeed

Upcoming Events

  • March 2, 9:30 AMAdvocacy for Children Day at the Minnesota State Capitol
  • March 3, 12:00 PM — Stand Against Trump,  Brookdale Dr. & Xerxes Ave., Brooklyn Park, MN
  • March 4, 10:30 AM — HD46B Legislative Priority Session with Rep. Cheryl Youakim, Meeting Room, Hennepin County Library, 22 11th Ave N, Hopkins, MN
  • March 4, 11:30 AM — DFL Business Conference, Grand Casino Convention Center, 777 Lady Luck Dr, Hinckley, MN
  • March 4, 6:00 PM — Reception for Attorney General Lori Swanson, 560 Indian Mound St, Wayzata, MN 55391
  • March 7, 7:00 PM — SD34 DFL Central Committee Meeting, 12800 Arbor Lakes Parkway, Maple Grove, MN
  • March 8A Day Without Women
  • March 9, 7:00 PM — SD36 DFL Central Committee Meeting, Sammy’s Pizza & Restaurant, 970 Schreiber Terrace, Brooklyn Park, MN
  • March 9, 7:00 PM — SD48 DFL Central Committee Meeting, Glen Lake Activity Center, 14350 Excelsior Blvd, Minnetonka, MN
  • March 10, 12:00 PM — Stand Against Trump,  Brookdale Dr. & Xerxes Ave., Brooklyn Park, MN
  • March 12 — Daylight Savings Time begins
  • March 13, 6:30 PM — SD50 DFL Central Committee Meeting, 7001 Cahill Rd, Minneapolis, MN
  • March 13, 7:00 PM — SD44 DFL Central Committee Meeting, Shady Oak Room, Minnetonka Community Center, 14600 Minnetonka Blvd, Minnetonka, MN 55345

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