The Daily Digest: Land O’Polluted Lakes

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In Minnesota

Two of Gov. Mark Dayton's major initiatives, transportation and education, are facing a tough slog in the legislature. (Star Tribune)

The Minnesota Senate passed an education budget bill that increases funding for early childhood learning, but not in the form that Gov. Mark Dayton wants. (MPR News)

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Is the House GOP trying to pit outstate Minnesota against the Twin Cities? (MinnPost)

Six and a half years after Minnesotans voted to raise taxes to clean up lakes and streams, a new report makers it clear the state has a long way to go. (MPR News)

An outbreak of avian flu isn't going to stop Dayton from eating turkey. (Pioneer Press)

The Minnesota House may have once again upheld Minnesota's longtime ban on Sunday liquor store sales this week, but supporters of changing the law aren't giving up. Groups who want Sunday sales say the 75-57 House vote shows the debate is slowly but surely shifting in their favor. (MPR News)

The PoliGraph checks out claims about the proposed gas tax increase. (MPR News)

National Politics

Hillary Clinton proposed major overhauls to the criminal justice system in a speech on Wednesday, a move that's one of several that would reverse major components of Bill Clinton's presidential legacy. (Washington Post)

A bill to give President Obama the authority to finish negotiating a major trade deal lacks significant support from both Democrats and Republicans in the U.S. House. (Politico)

In a surprise decision, the Supreme Court upheld a Florida law that prohibits judges running for re-election from soliciting campaign donations. (New York Times)

The Obama Administration has given up trying to abolish the federal death penalty. (New York Times)