The Daily Digest: Dayton begins his pre-K tour

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Gov. Mark Dayton followed through on a promise to veto a $17 billion education funding bill. (The Star Tribune)

Now that legislators are headed toward a special session, Dayton is hitting the road to sell his proposal to expand pre-kindergarten in public schools. His first stop is today in Apple Valley.

Republican teachers want a meeting with Dayton after he said most members of the GOP "hate the public schools." (MPR News)

Environmentalists want Dayton to veto the agriculture and environment bill. In a rally outside the governor's mansion, Dayton didn't promise a veto, but he did give them cookies. (MPR News)

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The state is legally required to review health insurance rates before plans can be sold in Minnesota. But a jobs and energy bill headed to Dayton's desk doesn't include funding for those positions to continue. (MPR News)

Golden Valley DFLer Ryan Winkler is retiring, and Children’s Defense Fund-Minnesota executive director Peggy Flanagan is considering running for his seat. (MPR News)

The state's unemployment rate dropped to 3.7 percent. (MPR News)

Otter Tail County is using a low-key approach to enforcing state and local buffer requirements. (MPR News)


A major trade bill has passed a key procedural hurdle in the U.S. Senate. (The New York Times)

Karl Rove's once powerful super PAC is being supplanted by greater fundraising and campaigning forces. (The New York Times)

The Clinton Foundation has revealed $26 million in additional payments. (The Washington Post)

Here's what the authors of three books found in Osama bin Laden's library imagine they taught the terrorist before he died. (Politico)