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December 2007
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Saturday
December 29, 2007
The budget forecast reveals challenges for state policymakers. Assistant Senate Majority Leader Tarryl Clark, House Minority Leader Marty Seifert and Finance Commissioner Tom Hanson outline decisions that await the legislature\'s attention. (repeat)

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Saturday
December 22, 2007
If you are looking for an interesting afternoon, we have a suggestion for you: come visit the Minnesota State Capitol. Capitol Report takes you on a tour of Minnesota\'s most prominent public building.

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Saturday
December 15, 2007
Senate Republicans call for Minnesota to opt out of the federal No Child Left Behind Act, Northstar Commuter Rail project is back on track, House Republicans release their plan to reduce health care costs, and a look at the first Minnesota-born Governor.

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Saturday
December 08, 2007
The budget forecast reveals challenges for state policymakers. Assistant Senate Majority Leader Tarryl Clark, House Minority Leader Marty Seifert and Finance Commissioner Tom Hanson outline decisions that await the legislature\'s attention.

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Saturday
December 01, 2007
The Governor\'s recent involvement in a regional CO2 reduction accord has its critics. Host Andy Skoogman talks with Senator Michael Jungbauer (R-East Bethel) who questions CO2s impact on the environment and the cost effectiveness of the regional agreement. Lawmakers continue their debate on school funding. We talk with Senator Betsy Wergin (R-Princeton)about the growing achievement gap in Minnesota. And the new gift card law arrives just in time for the holiday shopping season. We debate whether government has a role in this issue with Senator Chris Gerlach (R-Apple Valley).

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November 2007
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Saturday
November 24, 2007
Lawmakers begin official hearings with survivors of the 35W bridge collapse, and Andy Skoogman interviews state claims subcommittee chair Senator Ron Latz about pending action. Voters throughout the state went to the polls to support or reject school levy requests. Senator Sandy Rummel and Senator David Hann and education groups evaluate the results. Plus, small business owners impacted by road detours erected during construction ask for help, and Senator Patricia Torres Ray explains her proposal to aid those businesses. Further, the state holds a special one-day event to connect Iraq veterans with employers. (repeat)

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Saturday
November 17, 2007
Providing more Minnesotans with access to health care has been the chief focus of several legislators this summer. Host Andy Skoogman talks with Rep. Dianne Loefler about her working\'s group efforts to reform health insurance, and Senator Kathy Sheran discusses problems associated with childhood obesity. State legislators meet face-to-face with the homeless as they examine ways to end poverty by the year 2020, and the person behind the 911 victims funds comes to the state capitol. Continuing the conversation regarding education funding, Skoogman talks with Senator Kathy Saltzman about her concerns with local referendums.

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Saturday
November 10, 2007
Lawmakers begin official hearings with survivors of the 35W bridge collapse, and Andy Skoogman interviews state claims subcommittee chair Senator Ron Latz about pending action. Voters throughout the state went to the polls to support or reject school levy requests. Senator Sandy Rummel and Senator David Hann and education groups evaluate the results. Plus, small business owners impacted by road detours erected during construction ask for help, and Senator Patricia Torres Ray explains her proposal to aid those businesses. Further, the state holds a special one-day event to connect Iraq veterans with employers.

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Saturday
November 03, 2007
The India-based company Essar Global reaches an agreement with the state of Minnesota that will jump start mining and other steel production jobs on the Iron Range. Plus, several Mayors meet with the Governor to talk about a possible special session, and a deeper look into the health of Minnesota\'s Walleye population.

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October 2007
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Saturday
October 27, 2007
The latest Minnesota unemployment rate raises concerns for policymakers. Host Andy Skoogman talks with Sunil Ramlall, a Management Professor at the University of St. Thomas. Plus, Senator Chris Gerlach responds to criticism surrounding the repeal of ticket scalping laws. Producer Jon Brune takes a look at the Woman\'s Suffrage Memorial, the Senate Capital Investment Committee is touring the state, examining requests for capital investments, and Governor Tim Pawlenty leads a delegation to China and India in search of state economic opportunities.

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Saturday
October 20, 2007
Survivors of the I-35W bridge collapse speak out, asking the state for help. Host Andy Skoogman talks with Representative Ryan Winkler about his proposal to provide assistance. Plus, for some residents in Southeastern Minnesota, flood relief isn’t coming fast enough. Senator David Tomassoni talks about his committee\'s recent hearing to investigate alleged problems. And,a new study says the state gets a failing grade in recruiting math and science teachers. Skoogman talks with Senator Gen Olson about efforts that could help.

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Saturday
October 13, 2007
School districts across the state are seeking support from voters to increase education funding through their property taxes. Students, teachers and administrators in the White Bear School District offer their perspective on the status of education funding in Minnesota. Plus, Assistant Senate Majority Leader Tarryl Clark and Education Commissioner Alice Seagren talk about past and future state efforts to fund our public schools. Further, a key Senate committee hears testimony on the environmental hazards of Atrazine, a herbicide used by some corn growers to control weed growth, and Skoogman talks with Senator John Marty, the committee\'s chair. Also, video highlights of the new I-35W bridge design and a public-private forest conservation effort.

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Saturday
October 06, 2007
Financing the rebuilding of the I-35W bridge comes into question, as federal action to release construction funds lingers. Host Andy Skoogman talks with Senate Transportation Chair Steve Murphy and MnDOT\'s Assistant to the Commissioner Bob McFarlin about possible state action to keep the project on track. Also, Employment and Economic Development Commissioner Dan McElroy outlines the governor\'s recently-announced SEED initiative to jump start business growth in Greater Minnesota. Plus, Minnesota sets aside a day to remember murder victims.

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September 2007
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Saturday
September 29, 2007
A popular lake in Northeastern Minnesota may soon feature a new state park. State Park Director Courtland Nelson talks about the possible features of the proposed tourism destination and the process underway to secure public and legislative support. Plus, Senator Kathy Saltzman reviews her first year in public office, and a look at some of those famous portraits hanging in the Capitol. (Repeat)

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Saturday
September 22, 2007
Standardized testing comes under fire at the state capitol, as lawmakers look into the federal No Child Left Behind Law. Senator Chuck Wiger and Senator David Hann talk about possible reforms. Plus, Representative Joe Aitkins outlines his proposal to curb loitering near schools

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Saturday
September 15, 2007
Southeastern Minnesota residents struggling with flood damaged homes and businesses will soon receive help, with the latest action at the State Capitol. Assistant Senate Majority Leader Tarryl Clark and Senate Minority Leader David Senjem taslk about the coming relief and the work ahead for lawmakers during the next few months.

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Saturday
September 08, 2007
Efforts to extend health care to more Minnesotans begins in earnest, as two committees begin work on what will become a premier issue in 2008. Capitol Report takes an extensive look at factors driving the cost of health care, and Representative Paul Thissen reviews proposed solutions before the Health Care Access Commission and the governor-appointed Health Care Transformation Task Force. (Repeat)

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Saturday
September 01, 2007
As Southeastern Minnesota residents continue to contend with flood damage, lawmakers focus on a pending special session. Winona Senator Sharon Erickson Ropes talks about the recovery efforts and possible state assistance. Plus, Representative Carlos Mariani highlights state efforts to end poverty, and from the video archives--a feature on Willard Munger.

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August 2007
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Saturday
August 25, 2007
From the 35W bridge collapse to the heavy rains in S.E. Minnesota, the challenges facing Minnesota continue to grow. House Speaker Margaret Anderson Kelliher, DNR Commissioner Mark Holsten and Senate Transit Chair Scott Dibble talk about the latest disasters and what it means for state policymakers.

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Saturday
August 18, 2007
State lawmakers begin review of the latest plans to reconstruct the 35W bridge. Senate Transportation Chair Steve Murphy, Senate Republican Dick Day and House Transportation Vice Chair Ron Erhardt offer their views on the scope of the project and possible special session.

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Saturday
August 11, 2007
Minnesota holds a special day to honor the men and women who served in World War II, and Capitol Report features veterans who participated in the day-long celebration. Plus, host Jannell Trobec talks with Representative Bernie Lieder, the only serving legislator who also served in that war. (repeat)

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Saturday
August 04, 2007
A dramatic population shift is on Minnesota’s horizon as babyboomers reach retirement. This babyboomer effect will have a wide-ranging impact on various public policies, including state funding, transportation systems, the delivery of health care and pensions. In fact, a bipartisan group of lawmakers, called the 20/20 caucus, is taking a long-term view of public policies and looking for solutions. They inspired this piece. Capitol Report takes an in-depth look at ways the Babyboomer Effect may impact Minnesota residents. (repeat)

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July 2007
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Saturday
July 28, 2007
A popular lake in Northeastern Minnesota may soon feature a new state park. State Park Director Courtland Nelson talks about the possible features of the proposed tourism destination and the process underway to secure public and legislative support. Plus, Senator Kathy Saltzman reviews her first year in public office, and a look at some of those famous portraits hanging in the Capitol.

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Saturday
July 21, 2007
Dollars for cleaner water, wind energy and more E-85 pumps are signed into law. Plus, more more money for parks, trails and conservation easements are on the way. As for selling those hard-to-find tickets at a higher price? Well, now legal in Minnesota. All of these issues on Capitol Report. (repeat)

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Saturday
July 14, 2007
Efforts to extend health care to more Minnesotans begins in earnest, as two committees begin work on what will become a premier issue in 2008. Capitol Report takes an extensive look at factors driving the cost of health care, and Representative Paul Thissen reviews proposed solutions before the Health Care Access Commission and the governor-appointed Health Care Transformation Task Force.

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Saturday
July 07, 2007
More money for corrections, public safety, crime victims and the judiciary wins the support of the governor. Guests include bill authors Representative Michael Paymar, Senator Linda Higgins,and lead Republican member Tom Neuville, who help craft the $2 billion dollar package. (repeat)

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June 2007
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Saturday
June 30, 2007
The Metropolitan Sports Facilities Commission begins a push for a new Vikings stadium. Commission chair Roy Terwilliger and Senator Ann Rest review the latest construction proposal. Plus, highlights of a joint legislative hearing featuring the issues and controversy surrounding the release of information relating to the deaths of thirty-five Iron Range miners.

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Saturday
June 23, 2007
Governor Tim Pawlenty and Assistant Senate Majority Leader Tarryl Clark review the successes of the 2007 session and look ahead at the issues still facing Minnesota. Plus, a capital improvements bill will be the main focus of the 2008 session, and Capitol Report examines how legislators prepare in setting bonding priorities.

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Saturday
June 16, 2007
Minnesota holds a special day to honor the men and women who served in World War II, and Capitol Report features veterans who participated in the day-long celebration. Plus, host Jannell Trobec talks with Representative Bernie Lieder, the only serving legislator who also served in that war.

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Saturday
June 09, 2007
Aid to local governments and direct property tax relief to homeowners falls by the wayside, as Governor Pawlenty vetoes the tax bill. Senate Tax Chair Tom Bakk and former House Speaker Steve Sviggum talk about items lost, reasons for the veto and items that may be regained.

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Saturday
June 02, 2007
Education funding is always the top priority for state lawmakers when they set the state’s budget. Starting in July, about $13.7 billion dollars over two years will be directed towards early childhood through high school education programs. Host Jannell Trobec interviews House Education Finance Chair Mindy Greiling and Senator David Hann about the new funding initiatives. Plus, $361 million dollars in new spending for Minnesota higher education institutions is approved by the legislature and the Governor, and Senate Higher Education Finance Division Chair Sandy Pappas talks about the additional funding.

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May 2007
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Saturday
May 26, 2007
Assistant Senate Majority Leader Tarryl Clark, Senate Minority Leader David Senjem and Governor Tim Pawlenty assess the 2007 legislative session.

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Saturday
May 19, 2007
Dollars for cleaner water, wind energy and more E-85 pumps are signed into law. Plus, more more money for parks, trails and conservation easements are on the way. As for selling those hard-to-find tickets at a higher price? Well, now legal in Minnesota. All of these issues on Capitol Report.

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Saturday
May 12, 2007
More money for corrections, public safety, crime victims and the judiciary wins the support of the governor. Guests include bill authors Representative Michael Paymar, Senator Linda Higgins,and lead Republican member Tom Neuville, who help craft the $2 billion dollar package.

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Saturday
May 05, 2007
Protecting Minnesota\'s resources is always a top priority for state lawmakers, and Senator Satveer Chaudhary, chair of the Senate Environment and Natural Resources Committee, talks about his comprehensive environment and natural resources policy bill, which impacts the environment and wetland protection, off-highway vehicle use, and shoreline management. Senator Gen Olson discusses problems and efforts to control invasive species that threaten Minnesota waters, and Senate Agriculture chair Jim Vickerman talks about the agriculture funding bill recently enacted into law.

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April 2007
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Saturday
April 28, 2007
More funds for education and property tax relief is the destination, but increased taxes on the wealthy is the road to getting there. Host Jannell Trobec talks with Senate Tax Chair Tom Bakk, House Property Tax Chair Paul Marquart and Senate lead Republican Julianne Ortman about the pending tax plans.

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Saturday
April 21, 2007
Extending health care to all Minnesotans and guaranteeing the coverage of all children takes center stage at the Capitol. Host Jannell Trobec talks with Senator Linda Berglin and Representative Tom Huntley about their respective health funding plans. Plus, Senator Tom Neuville proposes a health care redesign plan for Minnesota.

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Saturday
April 14, 2007
Light rail and transit projects accelerate under the pending bonding bills. Host Jannell Trobec talks with the House and Senate capital improvement bill authors, Representative Alice Hausman and Senator Keith Langseth. Plus, Senator Ann Rest explains why one project--renovating the State Capitol--should not fall by the wayside.

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March 2007
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Saturday
March 31, 2007
Lawmakers head home on their holiday break, having made headway in setting their budget plans. Speaker Margaret Anderson Kelliher and Assistant Senate Majority Leader Tarryl Clark join host Jannell Trobec to talk about fiscal priorities and what’s ahead for the final weeks of session. Plus, Senate and House Republicans join together in a recent press conference to provide their mid session review.

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Saturday
March 24, 2007
Easing traffic congestion is the destination, but the road map to getting there is filled with twists and turns. Host Jannell Trobec talks with Senate Transportation chair Steve Murphy, Senate Republican transportation lead Dick Day and House Transportation chair Bernie Lieder about their plans to improve Minnesota\'s roads and transit.

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Saturday
March 17, 2007
Senator Jim Vickerman, chair of the Senate Veterans Committee, joins host Jannell Trobec to highlight the latest efforts to help Minnesota veterans, and Representative Patty Fritz talks about her proposed 1-800 number to aid those veterans who are seeking help. Plus, highlights from the Senate hearing called to examine problems surrounding the recent deaths at the Veterans Home in Minneapolis.

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Saturday
March 10, 2007
Education funding and learning initiatives come to the forefront, as host Jannell Trobec talks with Education Commissioner Alice Seagren, House Education Finance Chair Mindy Greiling, DFL-Roseville, and newly-elected Senator Sandy Rummel, DFL-White Bear Lake, about funding priorities and education reform proposals

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Saturday
March 03, 2007
Finance Commissioner Tom Hanson and host Jannell Trobec talk about the latest budget forecast. Senator Rick Olseen, DFL-Harris, explains why teenagers may need parental approval before having their bodies pierced, and Senator Linda Higgins, DFL-Mpls., talks about her proposals to curb the theft of metals and to promote electronic recycling.

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February 2007
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Saturday
February 24, 2007
Representative Carlos Mariani, DFL-St. Paul, and Senator Warren Limmer, R-Maple Grove, join host Jannell Trobec to talk about recent proposals surrounding immigration reform. Plus, Senator Scott Dibble explains his proposal to curb inattentive driving through cell phone use.

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Saturday
February 17, 2007
The Senate recently passed a bill setting a minimum standard of renewable energy that utility companies must use in producing electricity. Senator Ellen Anderson, DFL-St. Paul, who sponsored the measure, talks about the benefits and reasons for the new standard. Senator David Hann, R-Eden Prairie, who voted against the proposal, explains why he feels the mandate is not the best alternative.

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Saturday
February 10, 2007
A dramatic population shift is on Minnesota’s horizon as babyboomers reach retirement. This babyboomer effect will have a wide-ranging impact on various public policies, including state funding, transportation systems, the delivery of health care and pensions. In fact, a bipartisan group of lawmakers, called the 20/20 caucus, is taking a long-term view of public policies and looking for solutions. They inspired this piece. Capitol Report takes an in-depth look at ways the Babyboomer Effect may impact Minnesota residents. (repeat)

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Saturday
February 03, 2007
DFL Senator Kathy Sheran and Republican Representative Tom Emmer discuss the pros and cons of a statewide smoking ban. Plus, host Jannell Trobec and Senate Higher Education Budget Chair Sandy Pappas talk about the future and potential of the Biosciences industry in Minnesota.

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January 2007
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Saturday
January 27, 2007
Highlights of Governor Pawlenty\'s budget address, plus reactions from legislative leaders, including host Jannell Trobec\'s interviews with Senator Linda Berglin, chair of the Senate Health and Human Services Budget Division, Senate Republican leaders, and House Minority Leader Marty Seifert.

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Saturday
January 20, 2007
Highlights of Governor Pawlenty\'s State of the State Address, plus host Jannell Trobec talks with Assistant Senate Majority Leader Tarryl Clark and House Majority Leader Tony Sertich about their plans for Minnesota\'s future.

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Saturday
January 13, 2007
A dramatic population shift is on Minnesota’s horizon. The aging Minnesota baby boomer will put pressure on Minnesota’s businesses, public services and families. It’s a serious issue that has stemmed the creation of a special bipartisan group of lawmakers, who call themselves the 20/20 caucus. They inspired this program and are addressing the impact of an aging population. Capitol Report takes a look at the various issues this population shift will bear on Minnesota in the years to come.

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Saturday
January 06, 2007
Host Jannell Trobec talks with Senate Tax Chair Tom Bakk about SF 1, a bill designed to lower property taxes. Governor Pawlenty delivers his 2007 Inaugural address, and Producer Jon Brune reveals a little-known gem located in the basement of the State Capitol.`

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