Posted at 6:13 AM on July 27, 2012
by Catharine Richert
Filed under: Daily Digest
Welcome to the Daily Digest, where Dayton supports statewide crime lab accreditation, FEMA wants more flood damage proof, and the GOP race in Minnesota's 1st heats up.
Gov. Mark Dayton supports legislation that would require crime labs in the state of Minnesota to be accredited.
There's no sign of a breakthrough in the Crystal Sugar lockout.
FEMA says the state will have to provide compelling new information to appeal the agency's decision to deny individual assistance to flood victims.
Sens. Al Franken and Amy Klobuchar, and Rep. Chip Cravaack support the appeal for flood aid.
Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker is seeking a federal disaster declaration for last month's flooding.
Some Native American tribal leaders want the federal government to regulate online gambling.
The Race for the Minnesota Legislature
The Minnesota Brown blog highlights the DFL primary in Rep. Tom Rukavina's soon-to-be former House district.
Republicans are criticizing the Justice Department's decision to challenge new voter ID laws.
Religious and secular groups decry Rep. Michele Bachmann's Muslim Brotherhood accusations.
The White House says there will be no new gun laws this election year.
Amazon's founder has pledged $2.5 million to help a same-sex marriage referendum in Washington State.
The Race for Congress
The two Republicans competing to challenge DFL Rep. Tim Walz in Minnesota's First Congressional District are going on the offensive.
Rep. Keith Ellison's GOP opponent Chris Fields says Ellison is "militantly anti-America."
The Presidential Campaign
Mitt Romney causes a stir during his trip to Europe.
President Barack Obama is fundraising inside the beltway.
The New York Times reports that Romney fundraisers in London drew a banking crowd.
Tim Pawlenty will be campaigning for Romney in North Carolina this weekend.