In the Know: March 3, 2017

2017 Legislative Session
Republicans say Mark Dayton is jeopardizing Real ID passage, Pioneer Press
Real ID bill hung up again over immigrant drivers’ license, MPR

2017 Municipal Elections
State lawmaker Raymond Dehn eyes Minneapolis mayoral seat, Minnesota Daily

DNC Chief Perez: Trump Not Going to Compromise on Immigration, Yahoo News
Democrats could have picked anyone to respond to Trump’s speech. They picked this guy., Mic
Sandy Levin: The Democratic Party Must Forge Ahead on Common Ground, Huffington Post
What Keith Ellison’s Defeat Says about the DNC, The Nation

Gov. Mark Dayton
Lawsuit filed against Dayton, state over copper-nickel leases, Duluth News Tribune
Iron Rangers File Lawsuit Against Dayton, State, Hibbing Daily Tribune
Dayton ‘resting comfortably’ after prostate cancer surgery, Star Tribune
Dayton signs bill allowing Xcel to build new power plant in Sherburne County, MinnPost
Gov. Dayton’s Prostate Cancer Surgery Went as Planned, WCCO

Reactions to Trump Administration
The anti-Trump movement just had its first big election test, Vice News
Trump’s speech: Minn. Delegation hears some places for possible compromise, MPR

Rep. Collin Peterson
Peterson seeks better Northwest Angle border crossing system, Duluth News Tribune

Rep. Keith Ellison
Ellison Asks DOJ to Probe Vandalism At Jewish Cemetery As Hate Crime, TPM
Ellison asks Justice Dept. to investigate Jewish cemetery vandalism as hate crime, The Hill
Trump Draws Praise for not Arresting Keith Ellison, Huffington Post
>Keith Ellison filmed sitting down during Trump speech, conservative Twitter loses its hive-mind, City Pages

Rep Rick Nolan
Nolan Will Join health Care Forum in Duluth Friday, KDAL

Rep. Tim Walz
Letter: Russia’s involvement in election must be investigated, Rochester Post Bulletin

Sen. Al Franken
Franken reacts to Trump address, introduces vets legislation, Brainerd Dispatch
Franken says Sessions must resign if he lied under oath, Star Tribune
Franken leads push for sessions to recuse himself, Mesabi Daily News
Franken: Sessions ‘at the very minimum should recuse himself’, The Hill
Franken: Sessions was ‘extremely misleading’ in confirmation hearing, The Hill
Jeff Sessions Didn’t Tell Al Franken the Truth. Now Franken Has Some New Questions, Huffington Post

Sen. Amy Klobuchar
Sen. Klobuchar: If AG Sessions lied, he must resign, Star Tribune
Klobuchar bill to encourage women in STEM signed into law, Brainerd Dispatch

U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions
Attorney General Jeff Sessions will recuse himself from any probe related to 2016 presidential campaign, Washington Post
Pressure mounts on GOP leaders to back special counsel, The Hill
Trump Says Sessions Has His Full Confidence as Questions Mount, Bloomberg
Why Jeff Sessions is in deep trouble, Washington Post
Sessions: ‘My answer to Sen. Franken was honest and correct’, Washington Post
Legal experts think Jess Sessions is in a whole mess of trouble, Vox
Sessions did not disclose meetings with Russian ambassador, CNN
Sessions spoke twice to Russian envoy, contacts he didn’t reveal during Franken questioning, Pioneer Press

Upcoming Events

  • 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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