Daily Digest: Ides of March plus one edition

Happy Monday. Here’s your Digest:


Gov. Mark Dayton is on the road today in Moorhead and Bemidji to push his transportation plan. On Friday the governor released more details of his proposal to improve railroad safety. (MPR News)

Supporters of allowing Sunday liquor sales in Minnesota made a well-publicized run to the border yesterday. (MPR News)

Cutting taxes is a hot topic at the Capitol. (Star Tribune)

The Poison Center saves lives. So why is it struggling to survive? (MPR News)

Big sports events bring requests for public dollars. (AP via Star Tribune)

Gov. Dayton’s plan to reduce the number of tests Minnesota students need to take may need federal approval. (Pioneer Press)

The Metropolitan Council’s pending plan to expand the supply of affordable housing is likely to stir opposition. (Star Tribune)

Former Gov. Tim Pawlenty talked about the 2016 presidential election and what went wrong with his run in 2012 on Friday. You can hear the speech on MPR News Presents today at noon. (Pioneer Press)


Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell says a vote on the president’s nominee for attorney general may have to wait until the Senate passes a human trafficking bill. (CNN)

Evangelicals are organizing on the right for 2016. (New York Times)

President Obama said Saturday night that Bill O’Reilly of Fox News has a witness who can back up some of his claims. “The bad news,” the president said at the annual Gridiron Club Dinner, “is that it’s Brian Williams.” (New York Times)