Spring break for legislators; dentist for Dayton
Spring break. We’ll be interested to hear what legislators are hearing at town hall meetings and when they bump into constituents at the grocery store or church etc. Sen. Kent Eken, for instance, has 11 town hall meetings today and tomorrow. He’s an outstate, moderate DFLer from the upper chamber who, like the rest of the Senate, hasn’t faced voters since 2012. Much will depend on his ilk in the coming weeks, which means what he hears at those meetings could matter greatly.
Gov. Mark Dayton is undergoing a “routine dental procedure” and is out today and tomorrow. (Is this their euphemism for a lengthy meeting with a certain Iron Range senator?)
Lt. Gov. Tina Smith is with commissioners and staff.
Over the weekend, RSB looked at the revolving door between legislating and lobbying.
Washington and beyond
The Times on the GOP choice: Fire up the base with Gov. Scott Walker, or expand the party with Gov. Jeb Bush
Politico on what to look for in an Iran deal.
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