Category Archives: Politics

True Blue Celebration a Grand Success!

We heard amazing statements from Rebecca Otto, Erin Murphy, and Chris Coleman on the importance of making sure the next Governor is a DFLer; from Secretary of State, Steve Simon, on the present GOP assault in St. Paul on our … Continue reading

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Welcome to the DFL51 Convention!

Congratulations, convention delegates and alternates, on your election! You’ll be representing your precincts at the Senate District 51 DFL Convention this coming Saturday, April 2, at Black Hawk Middle School, 1540 Deerwood Drive in Eagan. [map] If you haven’t been … Continue reading

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We Thank You for Making Our Precinct Caucuses a Success! Here’s What’s Next!

Thanks to the 3,345 citizens that participated in our March 1 precinct caucuses at Eagan Senior High School! From everything we saw first hand and have heard since, our caucuses held robust and stimulating conversations about the future we would … Continue reading

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DFL Leadership Making a Difference for You

If you’ve ever wondered whether it makes a difference to have one party or the other in a leadership position, or if you’ve thought that divided government might get us the best of both worlds, take a look at the these … Continue reading

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Health and Love Win!

Last week saw several decisions by the U.S. Supreme Court. Two landmark decisions concern the Affordable Care Act and same-sex marriage. While Minnesota has a state health insurance exchange program (MNSURE) and wasn’t directly affected by the case, the U.S. … Continue reading

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Highlights and Lowlights of the Legislative Session

from Paul Thissen, House DFL Minority Leader … Last week the legislature wrapped up a one-day special session to agree to several budget bills that were not addressed during the regular session. Here are some highlights and lowlights: 1. Transparency … Continue reading

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IR Budget Games at the State Capitol

Paul Thissen posted this message on the state DFL site.  I thought everyone in DFL51 ought to give it a look.  Thank you, Paul! “MPR’s Poligraph yesterday found that the House Republican’s Health and Human Services budget is based on … Continue reading

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Let’s take a closer look at salaries!

Well, we’ve seen a lot of raised eyebrows in the last few days over Governor Dayton’s salary increases for commissioners.  And I’ll admit, myself, to thinking they were too much.  That is, until I took a closer look at the … Continue reading

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