In the Know: March 7, 2017

2017 Legislative Session
House pointedly votes to reshape MSFA, Star Tribune
Minnesota Senate rejects Real ID bill, Duluth News Tribune
Senate rejects Real ID measure over driver’s licenses for undocumented immigrants, Star Tribune
Public record or public burden? As Legislature seeks to clarify email-retention rules, local agencies push back, MinnPost
Local legislators support anti-abortion bills, Brainerd Dispatch
Minnesota Senate leader expects abortion funding bill to go to Dayton, InForum

2018 Gubernatorial Election
Walz ‘seriously considering’ 2018 governor run, Mankato Free Press

Gov. Mark Dayton
Dayton hears voters; reverses environmental approach, Dairyland Peach
Mark Dayton’s surgery recovery going fine, but slower than he had hoped, Pioneer Press

Health Care
G.O.P. Repeal Bill Would Cut Funding for Poor and Taxes on Rich, New York Times
GOP bill would repeal Obamacare taxes and penalties, keep some subsidies, MPR
GOP tries to sell new health care bill, absent key specifics, MPR
How might Trump’s Medicaid block grants work?, MPR

Minnesota DFL
At DFL convention, fear has a name- and that name is not Donald Trump, MinnPost

Sen. Al Franken
Franken Jabs Trump on U.S. Steel in Keystone, Mesabi Daily News

Trump’s Muslim Ban
Minn. Muslim rights group, others react to Trump order, KARE 11
Trump’s new travel ban comes without the chaos of the first one, MPR
U.S. Frees Visa-Holding Afghan Family It Detained for 4 Days, New York Times

Trump’s Russia Problem
Sessions Sends Supplemental Letter to Judiciary Committee on Russian Contact, TPM
Jeff Sessions says he didn’t mislead Congress in testimony, CNN
Sessions on Russia testimony: ‘My answer was correct’, The Hill
Our View: Sessions: Attorney general right to recuse himself from Russian probe, Mankato Free Press
Sessions updates testimony to Congress, insists he was ‘correct’ to say he had no communication with Russians in campaign, Washington Post

Upcoming Events

  • 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
  • March 14, 6:30 PM — HD46B Legislative Priorities Session with Rep. Cheryl Youakim, St Louis Park Library, 3240 Library Ln, Minneapolis, MN 55426
  • March 14, 7:00 PM — SD40 DFL Central Committee Meeting, Brooklyn Park Library
    8500 W Broadway Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55445
  • March 15, 7:00 PM — CD3 DFL Convention, Minnetonka Community Center, 14600 Minnetonka Blvd., Minnetonka, MN 55345
  • March 17, 12:00 PM — Stand Against Trump, SD40 DFL Treasurer John Schafer is holding a weekly hour of protest and resistance on Fridays from 12pm to 1pm at the corner of Brookdale & Xerxes in Brooklyn Park – See more here.
  • March 18, 10:00 AM — SD44 DFL Convention, RHR Room, Ridgedale Library, Minnetonka, MN 55305. Check with Chair Phyllis Richerson for details at richerson52@comcast.net.
  • March 24, 12:00 PM — Stand Against Trump, SD40 DFL Treasurer John Schafer is holding a weekly hour of protest and resistance on Fridays from 12pm to 1pm at the corner of Brookdale & Xerxes in Brooklyn Park – See more here.

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