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DFL politicians hold daily State Fair issues panels

DFL politicians are scheduled to hold daily discussions at the State Fair on topical issues, mostly involving their political accomplishments.

Here’s the schedule for the 1 p.m. panels, to be held in the booth on Dan Patch Ave., two blocks west of the Snelling Avenue entrance:

  • Friday: A historic investment in education: Rep. Ryan Winkler, DFL-Golden Valley, and Sen. Alice Johnson, DFL-Spring Lake Park.
  •  Saturday: A balanced budget to move Minnesota forward: Sen. Matt Schmit, DFL-Red Wing, and Rep. Lyndon Carlson, DFL-Crystal.
  •  Sunday: Creating jobs and supporting economic development: Sen. Terri Bonoff, DFL-Minnetonka, and Rep. Tim Mahoney, DFL-St. Paul.
  •  Monday: Helping towns and cities provide essential services: Minneapolis Mayor R.T. Rybak and St. Paul Mayor Chris Coleman
  •  Tuesday: A salute to Minnesota’s military and veterans: Secretary of State Mark Ritchie, Sen. Kari Dziedzic, DFL-Minneapolis, and Rep. Jerry Newton, DFL-Coon Rapids.
  •  Wednesday: Expanding health care coverage in Minnesota: Sen. Jeff Hayden, DFL-Minneapolis, and Rep. Diane Loeffler, DFL-Minneapolis.
  •  Aug. 29: Invested in the state’s future: Speaker of the House Paul Thissen, DFL-Minneapolis, and Senate Majority Leader Tom Bakk, DFL-Cook.
  •  Aug. 30: Investing in higher education: U.S. Congressman Keith Ellison and Sen. Sandy Pappas, DFL-St. Paul.
  • Aug. 31: Environmental interest sees gains: Sen. John Marty, DFL-Roseville, and Rep. Melissa Hortman, DFL-Brooklyn Center.
  •  Sept. 1: Marriage equality: Sen. Scott Dibble, DFL-Minneapolis, will moderate a discussion about efforts to pass the bill. 
  •  Sept. 2: Building a Better Minnesota: Steve Hunter, secretary-treasurer, AFL-CIO; Doug Peterson, executive director, Minnesota Farmers Union; Elliot Seide, executive director, AFSCME Council 5; and Phillip Cryan, organizing director, SEIU Healthcare Minnesota.

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