In the Know: May 27, 2015

Events today

  • 7 p.m. – $15 an hour now and a union panel discussion. Hear from a panel of activists in the on-going campaign for $15 NOW, including airport workers, fast food workers, healthcare workers, big box cleaners, and even college professors.  The call for “$15 NOW and a union” has captured the imaginations of working people across the United States.  April 15 saw strikes take place in more than 230 cities. East Side Freedom Library, 1105 Greenbrier St., St. Paul.
  • Gov. Dayton will attend the Woodrow Wilson Center Awards Dinner.

Constituency Caucus meetings

  • May 31 – Stonewall DFL – Political Support Committee will meet at 1 p.m. to screen candidates for CD 2 at DFL Headquarters. A board meeting will follow the Political Support Meeting and will be voting on the recommendation of the Political Support Committee for CD 2 endorsement. 
  • 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 6 – Tickets are now on sale for the 4th Annual Humphrey-Mondale Dinner.
  • 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

Slow down Minnesota Legislature’s ’11th-hour express’, Star Tribune

Frustration goes across the state, West Central Tribune 

2015 special session

Dayton and Daudt agree on something: Special session to be in State Office Building, MinnPost

Dayton: We want to get this resolved as swiftly as possible, Pioneer Press

Special session now has a site: State Office Building, Star Tribune

Back DFL, Dayton in putting kids first, St. Cloud Times

Dayton, Daudt search for a way out, WCCO

After vetoes, state leaders search for a way out, KARE

One-day special session to finish Minnesota budget, Fox 9

Dayton, Daudt talk nice but no budget deal, MPR

2016 election

Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders is bringing his presidential campaign to Minnesota, MinnPost

Vermont Sanders kicks off election to Clinton’s left, Star Tribune

Five things you should know about Bernie Sanders, MPR

Presidential campaign announcement mania ahead, Star Tribune

2016 field grows more crowded, The Hill

A drive for swing state votes has Colorado’s Latinos listening, MPR 

Drivers’ licenses

Advocates to push immigrant driver’s license bill in special session, MPR


Ruling means Minnesota’s GOP delegates will be bound by caucus vote, MinnPost



Graco takes center stage as Labor Secretary Perez talks up training effort, Star Tribune


Home care workers celebrate passage of historic first contract, Workday Minnesota

Major League Soccer

Amid private talks with Minneapolis officials, Minnesota United takes case for soccer stadium public,MinnPost

Mental health

$46 million in new funding: NAMI-MN leader summarizes Legislature’s mental health initiatives,MinnPost

Winkler, Ryan

Why the Legislature will miss Ryan Winkler, MinnPost

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