Daily Donkey, February 15th

Governor Dayton:

Dayton wants Big Pharma to fund Minnesota’s anti-opioid battle, MPR

Dayton leads bipartisan call for a tax on prescription opioids, Star Tribune

Dayton, GOP far apart on bonding number, six days before session begins, Minnesota News Network

Gov Orders Flags At Half-Staff To Honor Colonel Leo Thorsness, CBS Minnesota


Senator Klobuchar:

Illinois senator wants to see Amy Klobuchar run for president, Inforum

Senators troll Facebook with fake ad campaign, Axios


Rep. Peterson:

Congressman Peterson Gives Statement on Trump Budget Request, KDUZ/KARP


Rep. Erik Paulsen:

West metro Islamic community upset with Republicans, SW Newsmedia.


Minnesota Elections:

ABC’s Rick Klein Talks What’s at Stake in Minnesota, Wisconsin Congressional Races, ABC


Minnesota Politics:

Republican ‘free speech’ bill would save students from professors’ ‘crazy ideas’, City Pages

What to expect this legislative session, Pipestone County Star

Lawmakers taking school funding issue to Capitol, Monticello Times

Nolan’s retirement, the Timberjay

Governor, legislative leaders vow to work together in upcoming session, PostBulletin

Hundreds of teachers, community members rally outside MPS headquarters, South West Journal

Trump’s proposal to end heating assistance called dangerous for rural Minnesotans, seniors, Northfield News

Other News:

Immigration push hits a wall as Senate deadline nears, MPR

Minnesotans respond with horror, anger at Florida school massacre, goMN

Trump’s military parade could cost as much as $50 million, MPR


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