In the Know: March 2, 2017

2017 Legislative Session
What Kurt Daudt’s mute button is covering up, City Pages
Minnesotans’ air travel, access to federal buildings at risk over Real ID gridlock, Star Tribune
Dayton wants undocumented-immigrant driver’s licenses as part of Real ID bill, MinnPost
Dayton wants driver’s licenses for undocumented immigrants, Pioneer Press
Gov. Dayton Wants Driver’s Licenses for Illegal Immigrants, Fox21
Minnesota budget surplus grows to $1.65M; 2-year budget needs to be passed by late May, Austin Daily Herald
By how much does Gov. Mark Dayton want to increase Minnesota’s budget?, Pioneer Press
GOP prizes tax cuts with growing surplus, Star Tribune
Push for June primary is back on, MPR
Cwodzinski receives first Senate bill hearing, Lakeshore Weekly News

Gov. Mark Dayton
Mark Dayton heads to Mayo Wednesday to prepare for prostate surgery, Pioneer Press
Gov. Dayton to Undergo Surgery At Mayo Clinic Thursday, WCCO
Dayton administration pushes ambitious renewable energy mandate, Faribault Daily News
Youth ask Dayton, Smith to forge ahead on renewable energy, MPR

Sen. Amy Klobuchar
Klobuchar bill to encourage women in STEM signed into law, Brainerd Dispatch

Sen. Al Franken
Uber is on a collision course with regulators and lawyers, The Hill

Rep. Rick Nolan
Nolan in Duluth Friday for health forum, Duluth News Tribune

The Resistance
With Republicans in Charge, Democrats Plan to Redefine their Mission, NPR
Senate Dems hit FCC chairman on consumer data risks, The Hill
Left threatens Trump-friendly senators with primary challenges, The Hill
A nicer-sounding Trump comes to Congress: Republicans love it. Democrats aren’t buying it., MinnPost
Column: Growth, rather than proficiency, a better measure of education success, Chicago Tribune

Trump’s Russia Problem
GOP Blocks Democratic Gambit to Obtain DOJ File on Trump Ethics, Bloomberg
Jeff Sessions said that people who commit perjury must be removed from office, Think Progress
Sessions spoke twice to Russian envoy, contacts he didn’t reveal during Franken questioning, Pioneer Press

DNC
Perez and Ellison team up as the left steams over DNC race, Washington Post
5 challenges for new DNC chairman Tom Perez, The Hill
DNC chair: Trump’s speech was ‘Bannon on steroids with a smile’, The Hill
DNC chair: Trump unlikely to back immigration reform compromise, The Hill

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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