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2007 Archive Video Collection
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December 2007
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Friday
December 21, 2007
Admin officials respond to SE Mn flood relief concerns.

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Friday
December 21, 2007
DFL Senator questions timing of SE Minnesota flood relief.

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Thursday
December 06, 2007
Senate Republican leaders announce a K-12 education initiative.

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November 2007
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Friday
November 30, 2007
Governor Pawlenty comments on the latest state budget news.

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Friday
November 30, 2007
Finance Commissioner Tom Hanson, State Economist Tom Stinson and State Budget Director Jim Schowalter release the latest state budget forecast.

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Friday
November 30, 2007
DFL legislative leaders respond to the latest state budget news.

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Thursday
November 15, 2007
Several mayors ask for a special session to increase local government aid.

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Wednesday
November 14, 2007
DFL legislative leaders join International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) union members in calling for legislative action on job creation and retention.

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Wednesday
November 07, 2007
P.S. Minnesota, a coalition of education and parent groups, hold press conference to talk about results of statewide school district levies.

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October 2007
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Thursday
October 25, 2007
Survivors of the I-35W bridge collapse join a press conference calling for a state victim-assistance fund.

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Wednesday
October 17, 2007
Senator David Hann (R-Eden Prairie)and Senator Michelle Fischbach (R-Paynesville) remark on information presented in a recent Senate hearing that warns of the use of Atrazine to curb weed growth in corn fields.

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Wednesday
October 03, 2007
Governor Tim Pawlenty and key policymakers announce a deal to protect about 51,000 acres of forest land.

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Wednesday
October 03, 2007
Senator Ray Vandeveer (R-Forest Lake) and Senator Warren Limmer (R-Maple Grove) question the process of design-build for the construction of the I-35W bridge.

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September 2007
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Thursday
September 27, 2007
Governor Tim Pawlenty appoints a new commissioner of health.

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Wednesday
September 26, 2007
Senate Transportation Chair Steve Murphy and DFL transportation committee members call for a change in leadership at the Minnesota Department of Transportation.

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Wednesday
September 26, 2007
Brian McClung, Governor Pawlenty\'s Communications Director, responds to the request by key DFL Senate transportation committee members for a change in leadership at the Minnesota Department of Transportation.

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Tuesday
September 25, 2007
Governor Tim Pawlenty and Commissioner Dan McElroy of the Dept. of Employment and Economic Development announce an inititative designed to foster new business growth in Greater Minnesota. The Governor also discusses the availability of funds to begin construction on the 35W bridge.

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Tuesday
September 25, 2007
Senator Ellen Anderson, DFL-St. Paul, and Representative John Lesch, DFL-St. Paul, lead a delegation calling for September 25th to be a day of remembrance in Minnesota for murder victims.

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Tuesday
September 25, 2007
State Representatives Shelley Madore, Tom Rukavina, Ken
Tschumper, Karen Clark and Julie Bunn idenitfy their concerns for the next state commissioner of health.


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Tuesday
September 25, 2007
Senate Transportation Chair Steve Murphy and Senate Transit Chair Scott Dibble question Governor Pawlenty\'s request to use $195 million in state funds to begin construction on the 35W bridge while awaiting federal funds.

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Tuesday
September 11, 2007
Assistant Senate Majority Leader Tarryl Clark, Senator Ann Lynch (DFL-Rochester), Senator Sharon Erickson Ropes (DFL- Winona) and Senator Steve Murphy (DFL-Red Wing) talk about the roughly $150 million dollar flood relief package that was sent to the Governor for his signature.

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Tuesday
September 11, 2007
Representative Bernie Lieder, chair of the House Transportation Finance Division, and Senator Steve Murphy, chair of the Senate Transportation Committee, talk about future highway, transit and bridge funding needs and efforts. (The press conference is joined in progress)

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Monday
September 10, 2007
Governor Tim Pawlenty, House Speaker Margaret Anderson Kelliher and House Minority Leader Marty Seifert announce a special session.

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Thursday
September 06, 2007
State Senate Transportation Chair Steve Murphy, DFL – Red
Wing, Sen. Sharon Erickson Ropes, DFL – Winona, and Sen. Ann Lynch,
DFL – Rochester, urge the Governor to call a special legislative session to address disaster relief and bridge safety.


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August 2007
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Wednesday
August 22, 2007
Congressman James Oberstar meets with the Capitol press corps to answer questions regarding his national bridge initiative.

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July 2007
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Tuesday
July 17, 2007
Governor Pawlenty proposes a new state park, which if approved by the legislature, would be Minnesota\'s 73rd park and first since 1979.

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May 2007
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Tuesday
May 22, 2007
Governor Tim Pawlenty assesses the 2007 legislative session and talks about pending action on the tax bill.

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Tuesday
May 22, 2007
Speaker Margaret Anderson Kelliher, Senate Majority Leader Larry Pogemiller, Assistant Senate Majority Leader Tarryl Clark and House Majority Leader Tony Sertich meet with the media at the St. Paul Airport before heading off on a statewide tour to talk about the 2007 legislative session.

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Monday
May 21, 2007
The four caucus leaders meet with the press corps following an afternoon meeting with the Governor.

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Monday
May 21, 2007
Governor Pawlenty and Speaker Margaret Anderson Kelliher hold separate press conferences on the final night of the session to talk about the final budget bills.

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Sunday
May 20, 2007
Senate Tax Chair Tom Bakk receives a special gift from a House delegation.

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Saturday
May 19, 2007
Session Update host Jannell Trobec interviews Assistant Senate Minority Leader David Hann about the budget negotiations and looming session deadline.

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Friday
May 18, 2007
At the invitation of Senate Majority Leader Larry Pogemiller, Governor Tim Pawlenty surprised Senators and staff by making an appearance at their annual potluck luncheon, and he updated the media on the latest budget negotiations. In other news, the Senate welcomes back Senator LeRoy Stumpf, returning for the first time following bypass surgery.

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Wednesday
May 16, 2007
Governor Pawlenty signs the bill prohibiting smoking indoors in public places and answers questions on the progress of the session.

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Tuesday
May 15, 2007
Session Update features three press conferences: House Speaker Margaret Anderson Kelliher and Senate Majority Leader Larry Pogemiller update the media on progress of budget negotiations and plans for the remaining days of session. Newly-elected Senate DFL members meet with the media following the delivery of the letter to the Governor, and Brian McClung, the Governor\'s spokesperson discusses the latest budget actions.

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Friday
May 11, 2007
Senate Republican leaders meet with the media to look ahead at the final week of session.

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Friday
May 11, 2007
Assistant Senate Majority Leader Tarryl Clark talks about the final week of session and progress of negotiations.

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Wednesday
May 09, 2007
With an agreement that the gas tax proposal would be lowered from a dime per gallon to a nickle, and that metropolitan counties could impose a one-half cent sales tax increase for transportation needs, the transportation funding conferees meet with the media.

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Tuesday
May 08, 2007
Governor Pawlenty answers media questions regarding his veto of the omnibus health and human services appropriations bill, followed by Senator Linda Berglin, who also meets with the media.

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Monday
May 07, 2007
A high priority this session for state lawmakers was to extend health coverage to all Minnesota children, and Senator Linda Berglin and Representative Tom Huntley, chairs of the health and human services appropriations divisions, outline their agreed-upon final bill.

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Friday
May 04, 2007
Following a ceremony to sign a bill that provides comprehensive funding boosting Minnesota’s biofuel economy and providing aid to Minnesota veterans, the Governor met with the media to talk about his views on the pending budget bills.

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Friday
May 04, 2007
Assistant Senate Majority Leader Tarryl Clark meets with the media to talk about the final two weeks of session.

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Tuesday
May 01, 2007
Governor Pawlenty announces his veto of the capital improvements bill.

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April 2007
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Friday
April 27, 2007
Assistant Senate Majority Leader Tarryl Clark reiterates the priority for the Senate DFL caucus this session during her weekly press conference. (This is the televised portion of the press conference)

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Tuesday
April 10, 2007
Steve Frank, president and CEO of AAA Minneapolis, leads a delegation opposing a proposed change that would allow trucks to carry heavier loads.

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March 2007
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Friday
March 16, 2007
Session Update features four press conferences, beginning with Assistant Senate Majority Leader Tarryl Clark providing a mid-session overview; House Speaker Margaret Anderson Kelliher and House Majority Leader Tony Sertich outlining their budget framework for the coming biennium, and Senate Minority Leader David Senjem and Assistant Senate Minority Leader David Hann responding to the House-DFL-proposed new income tax bracket and latest Senate action; and finally, concluding with former House Speaker Steve Sviggum offering his views and House Republican views on the latest House DFL budget plan.

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Friday
March 09, 2007
Legislative leaders talk about Senate and House budget targets, election of University of Minnesota Regents and the week ahead.

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Thursday
March 08, 2007
Assistant Senate Majority Leader Tarryl Clark joins Session Update host Steve Senyk to talk about the newly-released budget targets.

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Friday
March 02, 2007
Senate Minority Leader David Senjem offers his perspective on the progress of the session, latest budget forecast and the budget process.

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Friday
March 02, 2007
Assistant Senate Majority Leader Tarryl Clark reviews Senate actions over the past week and talks about Senate DFL budget priorities.

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February 2007
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Wednesday
February 28, 2007
Senate leaders, first DFL caucus leaders followed by Republican caucus leades, respond to the latest state budget forecast.

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Wednesday
February 28, 2007
Finance Commissioner Tom Hanson and State Economist Dr. Tom Stinson present the February state budget forecast.

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Friday
February 23, 2007
Session Update features end-of-the-week press meetings with Senate and House caucus leaders and the capitol press corps.

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Thursday
February 22, 2007
A bipartisan group of legislators from seven Midwestern states are holding press conferences in each of their state capitols to announce a regional cooperative on energy and climate change issues.

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Wednesday
February 21, 2007
A dime per drink increase in the alcohol tax to combat alcohol, meth and drug abuse is a proposal outlined to the Capitol press corps.

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Tuesday
February 20, 2007
Congressman James Oberstar and key legislative leaders on transportation meet with the media.

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Tuesday
February 20, 2007
A legislative outreach effort to increase awareness of food assistance eligibility plus additional funding to boost nutritional support is outlined.

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Friday
February 16, 2007
Each week caucus leaders hold separate press conferences to review recent actions and look at the week ahead. Session Update highlights press conferences called by Assistant Senate Majority Leader Tarryl Clark, Assistant Senate Minority Leader David Hann, and Speaker Margaret Anderson Kelliher along with House Majority Leader Tony Sertich.

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Wednesday
February 14, 2007
Senator Ann Rest, DFL - New Hope, and Representative Carlos Mariani, DFL-St. Paul, outline an immigration reform package.

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Friday
February 09, 2007
On behalf of the Senate Republican Caucus, Senator Betsy Wergin, R - Princeton, reviews the week in the Senate.

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Tuesday
February 06, 2007
The condition of Minnesota roads during a snowy rush hour prompt a DFL press conference, led by Senate Transportation Chair Steve Murphy.

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Friday
February 02, 2007
Senate Republican leaders Betsy Wergin and David Hann offer the Senate Republican perspective on pending legislation and current issues.

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Friday
February 02, 2007
Session Update features three recent press conferences:
1) Assistant Senate Majority Leader Tarryl Clark\'s weekly media availability;
2) Senator Pat Pariseau and Rep. Tony Cornish\'s propose the �Castle Doctrine� legislation, which allows the use of deadly force in self defense; and
3) Senators Mary Olson and Sharon Erickson Ropes propose a health care reform initiative.


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February 01, 2007
 

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January 2007
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Tuesday
January 30, 2007
Assistant Senate Majority Leader Tarryl Clark and Representative Nora Slawik unveil the DFL early childhood legislative proposal.

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Friday
January 26, 2007
Assistant DFL Majority Leader Tarryl Clark holds her weekly meeting with the Capitol press corps to review recent Senate activities and to look ahead at the coming week.

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Monday
January 22, 2007
Session Update features Governor Pawlenty\'s budget address and the response by DFL legislative leaders and Senate Republican leaders.

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Friday
January 19, 2007
Assistant Senate Majority Leader Tarryl Clark, DFL-St. Cloud, meets with the media to talk about the coming week in the Minnesota Senate.

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Thursday
January 18, 2007
Session Update, hosted by Jannell Trobec, features a press conference held earlier in the week. Senator Ellen Anderson, DFL-St. Paul, leads a delegation calling upon utility companies to generate 25 percent of their energy through renewable sources.

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Wednesday
January 17, 2007
Senate DFL leaders respond to Governor Pawlenty\'s State-of-the-State Address and outline some of their priorities for the 2007 session.

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Thursday
January 11, 2007
Senate Republicans outline three bills providing tax relief to seniors, middle income families and students.

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Wednesday
January 10, 2007
Senator Linda Berglin and Senator Paul Koering outline SF 2, a proposal to implement a universal health care plan.

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Monday
January 08, 2007
Governor Pawlenty and key state legislators reveal a comprehensive package to assist Minnesota military personnel and veterans.

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Thursday
January 04, 2007
Senator Tom Bakk, the chair of the Senate Tax Committee, presents SF 1, a bill providing property tax relief.

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Tuesday
January 02, 2007
Assistant Senate Majority Leader Tarryl Clark outlines six major bills to be introduced by the Senate DFL caucus as priorities for the session.

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