The Daily Digest: Minimum wage rises

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The state minimum wage goes up today, and it will go up again next year. (MPR News)

Republicans seem to view Jeff Johnson as the frontrunner in the race to be party’s candidate for governor. (MPR News)

U.S. Sen. Al Franken is out with a new ad touting, yet again, his legislative efforts on workforce training. (MPR News)

A federal appeals court today cleared the way for a unionization effort among state-subsidized child care providers to move forward. (MPR News)

The medical marijuana task force appointed by Gov. Mark Dayton met for the first time Thursday. (MPR News)

The ups and downs of funding your own campaign. (Star Tribune)

It’s been a year since same-sex marriage was legalized in Minnesota. (Pioneer Press)

A state representative makes the case he really does live in the district he represents. (AP via Pioneer Press)

National Politics

House Republican leaders pulled Speaker John Boehner’s slimmed-down legislation to address the brewing crisis at the U.S.-Mexico border amid a conservative revolt over the fact the $659 million proposal did not address the core causes of unaccompanied Central American minors arriving at the border. (Washington Post)

The Wisconsin Supreme Court upheld the 2011 law that effectively ended collective bargaining for most public workers, sparked massive protests and led to Republican Gov. Scott Walker’s recall election and rise to national prominence. (AP via MPR News)

An internal investigation by the Central Intelligence Agency has found that its officers improperly penetrated a computer network used by the Senate Intelligence Committee to prepare its damning report on the C.I.A.’s detention and interrogation program. (New York Times)

Support for ethanol is becoming an issue in the Iowa Senate race. Expect to see DFL Sen. Al Franken use the same playbook. (Politico)

How little has this Congress managed to accomplish? Even naming post offices is getting harder. (Washington Post)