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December 2005
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Sunday
December 11, 2005
In November state lawmakers received good news …the budget is about $ 1 billion dollars in the black. The also received some bad news…Minnesota’s job growth lags behind the national average. Speaker of the House Steve Sviggum, Senate Majority Leader Dean Johnson and Brian McClung, the Governor’s press secretary, offer a perspective on the challenges ahead and discuss possible legislative action resulting from a continuing budget surplus. Real Media format 29 min
Sunday
December 4, 2005
The latest state budget figures are released, heating assistance gets a boost, and a new plan is offered to fight zebra mussels and other invasive species. Real Media format 29 min

November 2005
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Saturday
November 19, 2005
Capitol Report explains who is empowered to change the state constitution. Dan McElroy, Senior Advisor to the Governor on Technology, talks about his new assignment to innovate state services. Plus, an introductory look at Minnesota finances and politics. Real Media format 29 min
Saturday
November 12, 2005
Last summer, the United States Supreme Court upheld the right of the city of New London, Connecticut, to seize the private land of unwilling sellers for the purpose of a private economic development project. Jim Miller, Executive Director of the League of Minnesota Cities, provides a local perspective on the Supreme Court ruling and describes the use of eminent domain by local municipalities. Senator Tom Neuville, Deputy Minority Leader of the Senate, identifies issues surfacing as a result of the Kelo v. New London decision that are likely to be addressed in the 2006 legislative session. Real Media format 29 min
Saturday
November 5, 2005
Dr. Harry Hull, the State Epidemiologist, talks about the latest health threats facing Minnesota. Senator Ellen Anderson, chair of the Senate Jobs, Energy and Community Development Committee, leads a delegation calling for a special session to address rising home fuel costs. Plus, a look at our nation's unique governance structure. Real Media format 29 min

October 2005
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Saturday
October 29, 2005
Nineteen homes in the Lake Elmo area have had their private water wells contaminated above safe levels with perfluorochemicals, otherwise knows as PFCs. The chemicals are used to produce products that resist heat, oil, stains, grease and water…products such as nonstick cookware and stain resistant fabrics. Pollution Control Agency officials Mike Sandusky and Tim Scherkenbach explain the impact of PFCs and the state’s clean up efforts. Senator John Marty, chair of the Senate Environment Committee weighs in on whether enough is being done. Real Media format 29 min
Saturday
October 15, 2005
Commerce Deputy Commissioner Ed Garvey offers insight to the rise in natural gas prices and suggests ways we can reduce our home energy bills. Senate energy committee chair Ellen Anderson outlines various long-term measures her committee may soon tackle. Real Media format 29 min
Saturday
October 1, 2005
The Governor's new chief of staff, David Gaither, talks about the challenges ahead, and Representative Paul Thissen suggests ways to aid the troubled Minneapolis Teachers Retirement Fund. Real Media format 29 min

September 2005
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Saturday
September 17, 2005
The Senate Capital Investment Committee begins the long process of preparing a bonding bill by taking a first-hand look at the capital improvement requests. Also, Al Bataglia, Director of Emergency Services and Homeland Security, talks about Minnesota's readiness to handle a crisis. Real Media format 29 min
Friday
September 3, 2005
University of Minnesota Athletic Director Joel Maturi talks about the need for a new on-campus football stadium, and Marilyn Stewart, chair of the Rochester Higher Eduation Development Committee, leads the charge for a new local four-year university. Real Media format 29 min

August 2005
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Saturday
August 13, 2005
Major General Larry Shellito, Adjutant General of the Minnesota National Guard, and Veterans Affairs Commissioner Clark Dyrud talk with Host Jannell Trobec about the latest state efforts to assist military personnel, their families and state veterans. Real Media format 29 min
Saturday
August 6, 2005
Senator Warren Limmer and Representative Kurt Zellers talk about the need for a new hospital in Maple Grove and the different proposals to select the provider. Real Media format 29 min

July 2005
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Saturday
July 30, 2005
Host Jannell Trobec interviews Human Services Commissioner Kevin Goodno about the recently enacted health and human services funding bill, and Senator Brian LeClair explains the new state incentive for opening a health savings account. Real Media format 29 min
Saturday
July 16, 2005
Senator Steve Kelley and Representative Barb Sykora talk about the new policy and funding initiatives for early childhood through high school education. And, Representative Dean Urdahl talks about the new law designed to prevent frivolous lawsuits against fast food franchises. Real Media format 29 min
Saturday
July 9, 2005
DNR boat safety specialist Tim Smalley explains the new law requiring children to wear life vests while boating, and Senator Dallas Sams highlights the new ethanol mandate. Real Media format 29 min

June 2005
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Saturday
June 25, 2005
Senator David Gaither and Representative Tony Sertich join host Jannell Trobec to offer the minority caucus perspective on the ongoing budget negotiations. Also, Representative Kathy Tinglestad, chair of the Legislative Commission on Minnesota Resources talks about possible LCMR structural changes. Real Media format 29 min
Saturday
June 18, 2005
Lieutenant Governor and Dept. of Transportation Commissioner Carol Molnau explains how a possible government shutdown would impact transportation construction and services. Real Media format 29 min
Saturday
June 11, 2005
Dept. of Employee Relations Commissioner Cal Ludeman explains how the state is preparing for a possible partial government shutdown, and DFL leaders present a proposal to resolve budget differences. Real Media format 29 min

May 2005
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Saturday
May 28, 2005
Governor Pawlenty, House Speaker Steve Sviggum and Senate Majority Leader Dean Johnson talk about the budget differences spurring a special session. Real Media format 29 min
Saturday
May 21, 2005
Chairs of the health and human services budget committees, Senator Linda Berglin and Representative Fran Bradley, explain their proposals to fund those areas for the next two years. Real Media format 29 min
Saturday
May 14, 2005
Highlights of the Senate and House floor session debates on their respective tax bill proposals, and Governor Pawlenty signs a bill raising the level of ethanol in gasoline sold in the state. Real Media format 29 min
Saturday
May 7, 2005
Host Jannell Trobec talks with Senator Tom Rukavina about the minimum wage increase, and Senator Jane Ranum outlines the Senate's public safety budget bill. Real Media format 29 min

April 2005
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Saturday
April 30, 2005
Representative Marty Seifert and Senator Sheila Kiscaden present their respective funding omnibus funding bills for constitutional officers, the legislature, veterans services and various state agencies. Real Media format 29 min
Saturday
April 23, 2005
Senate DFL leaders announce their fiscal priorities for the '06-'07 biennium, and Republican leaders respond; plus highlights from the Legislative Audit Commission's review of the Dept. of Public Safety's website security vulnerability. Real Media format 29 min
Saturday
April 16, 2005
Representative Tom Hackbarth talks with host Jannell Trobec about possible funding mechanisms to improve and maintain Minnesota's snowmobile trails, and Dr. Tom Stinson, the state economist, has the latest news on Minnesota's economy. Real Media format 29 min
Saturday
April 9, 2005
Two approaches modifying Minnesota's child support laws are before the legislature, and host Jannell Trobec interviews Senator Tom Neuville and Senator Linda Berglin about their proposals. Real Media format 29 min
Saturday
April 2, 2005
Host Jannell Trobec talks with Senator Geoff Michel about his proposal to help fund a new Gophers football stadium, and Senator Dennis Frederickson explains his bill to clean up Minnesota's polluted waters. Real Media format 29 min

March 2005
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Sunday
March 20, 2005
Senator Paul Koering outlines his proposal to strengthen penalties for video voyeurism, and Senator Sandy Pappas talks about her initiative to restrict sales and rentals of violent and mature-rated video games to minors. Real Media format 29 min
Sunday
March 13, 2005
Chief of staff Dan McElroy outlines the governor's state - Indian tribe casino partnership, and Senate Majority Leader Dean Johnson expresses his views on the proposal. Host Jannell Trobec also interviews Representative Thomas Huntley about the latest DFL health care proposal. Real Media format 29 min
Saturday
March 5, 2005
Senator Wes Skoglund wants to prevent gift cards from losing their monetary value over time, but Senator David Gaither has reservations about his approach. Real Media format 29 min

February 2005
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Saturday
February 26, 2005
The Senate and the House propose different solutions to discouraging smoking in public places, and Host Jannell Trobec interviews Senator Scott Dibble and Representative Jim Abeler about their respective plans. Real Media format 29 min
Saturday
February 19, 2005
Senator Steve Murphy outlines the "fast plan" transporation funding package, and Senator David Hann proposes a way for Minneapolis and St. Paul students to receive public funds for alternative education choices. Real Media format 29 min
Saturday
February 5, 2005
Senate Minority Leader Dick Day talks with host Jannell Trobec about his latest transportation funding proposal, and Senator Ellen Anderson, chair of the Jobs, Energy and Community Development Committee, proposes raising the minimum wage. Real Media format 29 min

January 2005
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Friday
January 28, 2005
Department of Human Services Commissioner Kevin Goodno and Senator Linda Berglin, chair of the Health and Human Services Budget Division, talk about the Governor's initiatives to slow health care costs. Real Media format 29 min
Saturday
January 29, 2005
Assistant Senate Majority Leader Ann Rest and Speaker Steve Sviggum offer their perspectives on the governor's budget proposal. Real Media format 29 min
Saturday
January 22, 2005
Host Jannell Trobec talks with Senator Dave Kleis about his proposal to protect small-prize Texas hold-em games and with Senator Julie Rosen about her anti-meth legislation. Real Media format 29 min
Saturday
January 15, 2005
Senator Ann Rest explains her proposal to accelerate tax deductions for contributions made on behalf of Tsunami victims. Host Jannell Trobec talks with Senator Jane Ranum about the latest efforts to deal with high priority funding issues for 2005, and Senator Dan Sparks talks about flood relief efforts for Southeastern Minnesota. Real Media format 29 min
Friday
January 8, 2005
Governor Pawlenty and the legislature hope to enact a capital improvements bill early in 2005, and host Jannell Trobec seeks out the differences in the proposals offered by the Governor, the Senate and the House. Real Media format 29 min



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