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December 2006
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Saturday
December 9, 2006
The newly-elected Republic leaders, Senator David Senjem and Representative Marty Seifert, preview the 2007 session, and State Economist Tom Stinson highlights the latest budget forecast and health of Minnesota’s economy. Real Media format

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Saturday
December 2, 2006
Controlling rising medical costs lead the list of issues challenging state and national legislators. Capitol Report takes an in-depth look at the reasons behind rising costs and proposals to contain them. Real Media format

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29 min

November 2006
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Saturday
November 25, 2006
The state's most prominent public building, the State Capitol, is full of art and artifacts that brings Minnesota's history to life. Capitol Report offers viewers a glimpse of the more prominent features. Real Media format

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Saturday
November 18, 2006
Host Jannell Trobec talks with newly-elected Senate Majority Leader Larry Pogemiller and House Speaker-Designate Margaret Anderson Kelliher about their new roles and the 2007 session. Plus, Finance Commissioner Peggy Ingison explains the budget forecasting process. Real Media format

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Saturday
November 11, 2006
The results of the election change control of the Minnesota House and strengthen the DFL majority hold in the state Senate. Host Jannell Trobec reviews the 2006 election with Dr. Larry Jacobs, Director of the Center for the study of Politics and Governance at the University of Minnesota’s Humphrey Institute. Plus, Capitol Report takes a look at plans underway to renovate Minnesota’s most prominent building, and Producer Jon Brune explains ways to obtain information about the 2007 session. Real Media format

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Saturday
November 4, 2006
As Minnesotans wade through a sea of campaign advertising, how do political action committees and political polls influence their voting decisions? Host Jannell Trobec and Hamline University Professor David Schultz talk about the effectiveness of independent expenditures and independent polls. Plus, Capitol Report looks at the new voting equipment, constitutional amendments and the transportation ballot question. Real Media format

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October 2006
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Saturday
October 28, 2006
The race for control of the Minnesota Legislature intensifies as Election Day nears. Host Jannell Trobec interviews each of the four legislative caucus leaders about key Senate and House races that will define the 2006 election. Real Media format

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Saturday
October 21, 2006
If you are scheduled to be away from home November 7th, you can still register your vote. Secretary of State Mary Kiffmeyer explains what voters need to know before and on Election Day. Greg Abbott of the Minnesota School Boards Association and David Strom of the Minnesota Taxpayers League appraise the pending school operating levy requests and the level of education funding in Minnesota. Plus, a look at the ballot question asking voters whether a portion of the sales tax revenue should be shifted from the general fund to transportation purposes. Real Media format

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Saturday
October 14, 2006
Host Jannell Trobec interviews the chairs of the Democratic Farmer Labor, Independence and Republican parties about their national and state candidates and plans to win voter approval Tuesday, November 7th. Real Media format

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Saturday
October 7, 2006
As technology evolves, so do campaigns. Capitol Report takes a look at how the online community is changing elections. Plus, the Republicans beat the Democrats to the chase in choosing a site for the 2008 convention, and viewers are offered a digitally re-mastered video tour of Minnesota’s beautiful state capitol. Real Media format

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September 2006
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Saturday
September 30, 2006
Voters have an important decision to make this November—deciding whether money now going to the state’s general fund should be designated for transportation purposes. Capitol Report examines the pending ballot question. Minnesota experienced a slight decline in job growth recently following months of job gains. Host Jannell Trobec interviews Steve Hine, Director of Labor Market Research, about the state job trends. Plus, Agriculture Commissioner Gene Hugoson assesses the state’s $ 7.5 billion dollar agriculture economy, and Capitol Report explains how Minnesota’s state constitution is amended. Real Media format

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Saturday
September 23, 2006
The state's most prominent public building, the State Capitol, is full of art and artifacts that brings Minnesota's history to life. Capitol Report offers viewers a glimpse of the more prominent features. Real Media format

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Saturday
September 16, 2006
Minnesota residents who voted in the September primary may have noticed a few changes at their polling place—changes resulting from the Help America Vote Act. Plus, Capitol Report takes a closer look at campaign financing and House DFLers release their 2007 agenda four months before session begins. Real Media format

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Saturday
September 9, 2006
Controlling rising medical costs lead the list of issues challenging state and national legislators. BlueCross BlueShield of Minnesota brought the issue to the forefront this week with its proposal for universal health care coverage. Capitol Report takes an in-depth look at the reasons behind rising costs and proposals to contain them. Real Media format

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Saturday
September 2, 2006
Governor Pawlenty recently signed an executive order directing state government to employ QCare, a health care program designed to reward health care providers for achieving certain outcomes in fighting diabetes, cardiac care, preventive care and hospital accident reduction. Acting Commissioner Cal Ludeman of the Dept. of Human Services and Twila Brase, President of the Citizens’ Council on Health Care, talk about the Governor’s latest plan to address rising health care costs. Plus, state lawmakers outline the core values that define the two major parties in the state legislature. Real Media format

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August 2006
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Saturday
August 26, 2006
MnDOT's plans to overhaul Highway 62, known as the Crosstown, hit a roadblock recently. Bob McFarlin, Assistant to Lieutenant Governor and MnDOT Commissioner Carol Molnau, talks about the next steps to get the project back on track. Plus, Dr. Larry Jacobs, Director of the Center for the Study of Politics and Governance at the University of Minnesota's Humphrey Institute, offers insight to the 2006 election. Real Media format

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Saturday
August 19, 2006
This year state lawmakers enacted new laws curbing the power of government to seize private land. In an interview taped earlier this summer, Senator Tom Bakk talks with host Jannell Trobec about changes to the state’s eminent domain law. Lynn Reed, Executive Director of the Minnesota Taxpayers Association, highlights the organization’s latest state tax study, How Does Minnesota Compare? Plus, a look at the two largest rooms in Minnesota’s most prominent public building. Real Media Format

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Saturday
August 12, 2006
Governor Pawlenty recently signed an executive order directing state government to employ QCare, a health care program designed to reward health care providers for achieving certain outcomes in fighting diabetes, cardiac care, preventive care and hospital accident reduction. Acting Commissioner Cal Ludeman of the Dept. of Human Services and Twila Brase, President of the Citizens’ Council on Health Care, talk about the Governor’s latest plan to address rising health care costs with host Jannell Trobec. Plus, state lawmakers outline the core values that define the two major parties in the state legislature. Real Media format 29 min
Saturday
August 5, 2006
Capitol Report takes you on a tour of the state’s most prominent public building. The program provides a glimpse of the art and artifacts that distinguishes Minnesota’s State Capitol. Real Media format 29 min

July 2006
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Saturday
July 29, 2006
MnDOT's plans to overhaul Highway 62, known as the Crosstown, hit a roadblock recently. Bob McFarlin, Assistant to Commissioner Molnau, talks about the next steps to get the project back on track. Plus, Dr. Larry Jacobs, Director of the Center for the Study of Politics and Governance at the University of Minnesota's Humphrey Institute, offers insight to the 2006 election. Real Media format 29 min
Saturday
July 22, 2006
All 67 Minnesota Senate seats are up for election. Senate DFL Leader Dean Johnson and Senate Republican Leader Dick Day talk about their plans to wrestle control of the state senate. Plus, a detailed look at the senate chamber, where those who are elected to that body will take office in 2007. Real Media format 29 min
Saturday
July 15, 2006
All 134 seats in the Minnesota House of Representatives are up for election. House Speaker Steve Sviggum and newly-elected House Minority Leader Margaret Anderson Kelliher talk about their plans to gain seats on behalf of their political parties. Plus, four prominent statues adorning the Capitol Rotunda bring our state’s history to life. Real Media format 29 min
Saturday
July 8, 2006
This year state lawmakers enacted new laws curbing the power of government to seize private land. Senator Tom Bakk talks about changes to the state’s eminent domain law. Lynn Reed, Executive Director of the Minnesota Taxpayers Association, highlights the organization’s latest state tax study, How Does Minnesota Compare? Plus, a look at the two largest rooms in Minnesota’s most prominent public building. Real Media format 29 min
Saturday
July 1, 2006
Health care costs remain a major issue confronting Minnesota residents, businesses and government. Several legislators and key policymakers offer their views as to the factors driving the costs and possible solutions to make health care more affordable. Plus, a look at the state’s most prominent public building and the process by which Minnesota became a state. Real Media format 29 min

June 2006
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Saturday
June 24, 2006
Dedicating a permanent source of funding for wildlife habitat, natural resources and the arts won initial legislative support this year, but lost in the end, when differences between the House and Senate could not be resolved. Two key legislators involved in the final negotiations offer their views on the obstacles preventing passage of a constitutional amendment allocating a portion of the sales tax to the enhancement of these resources. Real Media format 29 min
Saturday
June 17, 2006
All 134 seats in the Minnesota House of Representatives are up for election. House Speaker Steve Sviggum and newly-elected House Minority Leader Margaret Anderson Kelliher talk about their plans to gain seats on behalf of their political parties. Plus, four prominent statues adorning the Capitol Rotunda bring our state’s history to life. Real Media format 29 min
Saturday
June 10, 2006
All 67 Minnesota Senate seats are up for election. Senate DFL Leader Dean Johnson and Senate Republican Leader Dick Day talk about their plans to wrestle control of the state senate. Plus, a detailed look at the senate chamber, where those who are elected to that body will take office in 2007. Real Media format 29 min
Saturday
June 3, 2006
House Minority Leader Matt Entenza offers his perspective on the 2006 legislative session, and Senator William Belanger, the lead Republican member on the Senate Taxes Committee, highlights the changes that will aid Minnesota taxpayers. Plus, a look at what attracted state lawmakers to their respective political parties. Real Media format 29 min

May 2006
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Saturday
May 27, 2006
Legislative leaders review the success and failures of the 2006 session. Plus, video highlights of Governor Pawlenty’s end-of-session press conference and retiring legislators’ speeches to their colleagues. Real Media format 29 min
Saturday
May 20, 2006
Public construction projects throughout Minnesota may soon be underway, as Senate and House leaders finalize their bonding bills. Plus, the city of Rochester may soon house a newly-defined University. Real Media format 29 min
Saturday
May 13, 2006
A key agreement moves the Northstar commuter rail line closer to reality, plus the funding process used for the Crosstown highway construction project raises concerns. Also, Minnesota veterans may soon find more help in securing employment and educational opportunities. Real Media format 29 min
Saturday
May 6, 2006
The Senate and House take different approaches in adjusting the state’s two-year budget, and the Governor and key legislators reach an agreement to reduce mercury emissions in the state. Plus, the House of Representatives recognize the public service of one its senior members, who is leaving to join the Judiciary. Real Media format 29 min

April 2006
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Friday
April 29, 2006
The Minnesota House supports a proposed constitutional amendment to support the environment and the arts and considers a bill restricting public funding of abortions. Host Jannell Trobec interviews lead authors of each proposal. Plus, Capitol Report takes a look at former Chief Justice Kathleen Blatz’s public career. Real Media format 29 min
Saturday
April 22, 2006
Stadium proposals move to the forefront of the legislative agenda. Senator Steve Kelley, who is sponsoring legislation to finance a new Twins ballpark, and Senator Don Betzold, who is the author of a bill to construct a new Vikings stadium, talk about their bills. Plus, Senator John Marty outlines his concerns about the stadium-building measures. Real Media format 29 min
Saturday
April 15, 2006
People who have had their credit cards stolen, know of the challenges in clearing their credit rating and acquiring loans. But, a new law may be on the way to help those people who have experienced identity theft. Plus, health care costs continue to rise, challenging the budgets of businesses, government and households. Capitol Report examines what’s behind those high costs. Real Media format 29 min
Saturday
April 8, 2006
Public construction projects throughout Minnesota may soon be underway, as Senate and House leaders finalize their bonding bills. Plus, the city of Rochester may soon house a newly-defined University. Real Media format 29 min
Saturday
April 1, 2006
Host Jannell Trobec interviews Senator Geoff Michel about the latest plan to finance an on-campus University of Minnesota football stadium. Senator Steve Kelley advocates legalizing marijuana for medical uses, and Senator Michelle Fischbach proposes a new method to indicate end-of-life care. Real Media format 29 min

March 2006
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March 25, 2006
Demonstrators mount pressure on lawmakers to support--and defeat-- the proposed marriage amendment bill. Plus, the Northwest suburbs may soon have a new 300-bed hospital. Real Media format 29 min
Saturday
March 18, 2006
The Governor releases his supplemental budget, and legislative leaders outline their tax and budget priorities in response to the Governor’s plans. Plus, Senator Mady Reiter proposes the creation of a statewide task force to combat Internet crimes against children. Real Media format 29 min
Saturday
March 11, 2006
As the costs of health care continue to rise, more and more families and businesses are struggling with ways to pay for it. House Republicans and Senate DFLers released a series of proposals to address affordability and access, and the lead budget chairs, Rep. Fran Bradley and Rep. Linda Berglin, outline their respective proposals. Plus, Jannell Trobec interviews Senator John Marty about recent suggestions to ease restrictions on the legislative gift ban. Real Media format 29 min
Saturday
March 4, 2006
The latest budget forecast brings some good news, as state lawmakers open the 2006 legislative session. Peggy Ingison, Commissioner of Finance, explains the latest figures, and legislative leaders outline proposals in response to the economic outlook.

Segment 1 – Dept. of Finance Commissioner Peggy Ingison recaps the February state budget forecast. 6:30 minutes

Segment 2 – House Speaker Steve Sviggum outlines proposals under consideration by the House Republican Caucus.

Segment 3 – Senate Majority Leader Dean Johnson provides the Senate DFL perspective on the budget update.

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February 2006
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Saturday
February 25, 2006
Senate Republican Leader Dick Day and House DFL leader Matt Entenza outline their caucus priorities for the 2006 session. Plus, any bill before state lawmakers also is available to you, free of charge. Learn how to decipher its intent. Real Media format 29 min
Saturday
February 18, 2006
Senate Majority Leader Dean Johnson and House Majority Leader Erik Paulsen discuss each of their caucus priorities for the 2006 legislative session. Plus, should you feel strongly about an issue and have a desire to present your opinions to a committee, Capitol Report offers a few tips to help you testify. Real Media format 29 min
Saturday
February 11, 2006
Voters in the 2006 General Election will decide whether all revenue collected from the sales tax on motor vehicles should solely be used for transportation purposes. Should they say yes, Governor Tim Pawlenty and Lieutenant Governor Carol Molnau have a proposal on how to use that additional money.

Segment 1: Traffic congestion, poor road conditions and limited transit services continue to challenge state lawmakers. Making improvements to our transportation system depends on various revenue sources. Capitol Report examines how our current transportation system is funded. 5.5 minutes

Segment 2: Governor Tim Pawlenty and Lieutenant Governor Carol Molnau announced a $2.5 billion dollar transportation funding plan – one that is contingent on action by the voters in the coming election. Lieutenant Governor Molnau explains their proposal. 11 minutes

Segment 3: This fall voters will decide whether or not the constitution should be changed to dedicate all of the money from the sales tax on vehicles to transportation. Producer Jon Brune explains the process for changing Minnesota’s constitution. 3 minutes

Segment 4: Senator Amy Koch, a Republican representing District 19, talks about her goals for the upcoming session as a newly-elected member of the Minnesota Senate. 7 minutes

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Saturday
February 4, 2006
The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency has released the latest list of impaired waters and streams in Minnesota, while Senate DFL lawmakers commit $40 million dollars to begin the clean up efforts. Chief sponsor Senator Dallas Sams explains the latest proposal, and Lisa Thorvig, Assistant Commissioner of MPCA, provides an overview of the state’s efforts to address the troubled waters. Plus, Capitol Report examines the differences between the two major parties in the Minnesota Legislature. Real Media format 29 min

January 2006
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Saturday
January 28, 2006
Kathleen Blatz, the first woman to lead Minnesota’s Supreme Court, steps aside. Capitol Report explores the changes she made to the state’s judicial system. Plus, Representative Joe Atkins claims the state’s sex offender law has a “king size loophole,” and Matt Kramer, Commissioner of Employment and Economic Development, talks about ways Minnesota can help keep the Twin Cities Ford Assembly Plant in operation.

Segment 1: Former Chief Justice Kathleen Blatz entered the judiciary as an advocate for child protection issues and as a promoter of new ideas, both of which established a framework for her tenure as the state’s lead justice. 12:30 minutes

Segment 2: Sex offenders who serve prison time are evaluated to determine their risk level, or likelihood that they would commit another sex crime. But convicted sex offenders who do not face jail time and are placed on probation are not evaluated. DFL Representative Joe Atkins has a plan to change what he calls a “king size loophole.” 7 minutes

Segment 3: About 2,000 workers at the St. Paul Ford Assembly Plant will keep their jobs, at least on the short term, after the Ford Motor Company announced its restructuring plan. Matt Kramer, Commissioner of Employment and Ecnomic Development, talks about ways Minnesota can help keep the plant in operation. 6 minutes

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Saturday
January 21, 2006
The cost of health care continues to rise. Capitol Report examines the reasons behind the growing fees. Plus, Governor Pawlenty releases his capital improvement plans for 2006, and smoking paraphernalia commonly used for drugs may be banned.

Segment 1: As the public demand for controlling the cost of health care grows, health care experts and lawmakers continue to search for the reasons behind the escalating costs and ways to make care more affordable. 14 minutes

Segment 2: Governor released his proposals for capital improvement projects throughout the state. The lists of projects, which would be financed through the sale of bonds, totals $897 million dollars, which would make it the third largest bonding package in recent history. 2:15 minutes

Segment 3: The latest effort to beef up Minnesota's Drug Laws was unveiled last week by two Senate Republicans. Senator Michael Jungbauer joins host Jannell Trobec and explains the latest proposal to ban drug paraphernalia. 6:30 minutes

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Saturday
January 14, 2006
Forged documents and false passports illustrate problems related to illegal immigration. Recently, Governor Pawlenty proposed several initiatives to curb related criminal activity. Host Jannell Trobec interviews Public Safety Commissioner Michael Campion and Representative Carlos Mariani, DFL-St. Paul, about the Governor’s latest proposals. Plus, newly-elected Senator Terri Bonoff, DFL- Plymouth, talks about her campaign and election to the Minnesota Senate. Real Media format 29 min
Sunday
January 7, 2006
Governor Pawlenty’s Administration proposed new initiatives to support members of the military and veterans. The new year brings in new laws, including restrictions on the use of cell phones by new drivers. Plus, an update on approved child support calculation changes and the recent cigarette fee ruling. Real Media format 29 min
Sunday
January 1, 2006
Capitol Report features one of Minnesota’s most notable landmarks, historic Fort Snelling. Constructed in 1825, Fort Snelling is strategically located at the confluence of the Mississippi and Minnesota Rivers. The Program examines the purpose of the fort’s construction and the lifestyle of those who lived there. Real Media format 29 min



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