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December 2009
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Sunday
December 13, 2009
Sen. Amy Koch details her bill to allow Minnesota voters a say in capping government spending. Moderator Julie Bartkey talks with Senate Tax Chair Tom Bakk and Lead Republican Julianne Ortman about the plan and their concerns. Sen. Satveer Chaudhary recently attended the President\'s State Dinner and describes the event and its impact on him.

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Sunday
December 06, 2009
Room 15 of the Capitol filled with members of the Capitol press corps as Minnesota Management and Budget Commissioner Tom Hanson released the latest troubling state budget news. Host Julie Bartkey talks with Senate Majority Leader Larry Pogemiller, Senate Minority Leader David Senjem and Commissioner Hanson about the next steps to resolve the immediate $1.2 billion dollar shortfall and pending $5.4 billion dollar deficit.

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November 2009
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Sunday
November 29, 2009
Voters would have the opportunity to institute a formula for capping state spending amounts, under a proposal carried by Senator Amy Koch, GOP-Buffalo. Koch talks about her proposal with host Julie Bartkey. Plus, Senate Tax Chair Tom Bakk offers his perspective on the proposed constitutional amendment, and Senator John Marty will soon lead a state tour to talk about health care reform in Minnesota. He provides his Inside Perspective on his plan to extend health care to all Minnesotans.

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Sunday
November 22, 2009
The Senate DFL and GOP have very different ideqas on how to spur business and job growth. Senators Tom Bakk and Joe Gimse detail their plans to moderator Julie Bartkey. Sen. John Doll discusses why expanding broadband speeds statewide is critical to out-state residents.

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Sunday
November 08, 2009
Another spike in foreclosures is predicted, and lawmakers continue efforts to mitigate the potential effects. Julie Bartkey talks about possible legislation with Senators Linda Scheid and Ray Vandeveer. Minnesota Housing Partnership Executive Director Chip Halbach gives the bigger picture on housing trends in the state.

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Sunday
November 01, 2009
The new Chair of the National Clean Energy Task Force, Rep. Jeremy Kalin, discusses with Moderator Julie Bartkey his push for energy efficiency. He and Sen. Michael Jungbauer also discuss whether the state is heading for an energy shortage and what steps should be taken now to ensure a sufficient power supply to Mn. Chair of the Judiciary Committee, Sen. Mee Moua, gives an Inside Perspective on the demise of the Metro Gang Strike Force and what lawmakers can do to ensure lax policies are tightened up.

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October 2009
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Monday
October 26, 2009
A newly formed committee, tasked with long range budget planning for the state, has its first meeting. Majority Leader Sen. Larry Pogemiller and Senate Minority Leader David Senjem discuss with Julie Bartkey how they think the state can regain solid, financial footing.
Dr. Larry Jacobs of the Humphrey Institute, weighs in on the political and economic crisis.


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Sunday
October 18, 2009
Moderator Julie Bartkey sits down with Kristin Ehrseman from the Department of Health to get the latest on H1N1 in Minnesota. The Obama Administration\'s �Race to the Top� initiative is outlined by Education Commissioner Alice Seagren, and Sen. Patricia Torres Ray expresses her dissatisfaction with the slow pace of bridging the achievement gap between minorities and white students.

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Sunday
October 11, 2009
In this weeks program, Julie Bartkey sits down with the Chair of the Senate Commerce committee to discuss whether Minnesota\'s banking system is sound. Gambling on revenue for a new Viking stadium, Rep. Tom Hackbarth proposes a constitutional amendment that would add slots to existing race tracks and Senator Ann Lynch details why she thinks Rochester is the best route for high speed rail.

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Sunday
October 04, 2009
In early September, former and current state leaders provided insight and ideas on how to solve a structurally fractured budget. Recommendations that resulted from the Minnesota Leadership Summit were released last week. Moderator Julie Bartkey recaps key discussions from the summit, and the recommendation news conference.

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September 2009
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Sunday
September 27, 2009
The state sees a slight decline in its unemployment rate, creating a large gap between Minnesota and the rest of the nation. DEED Commissioner Dan McElroy explores whether it\'s a sustainable trend. Senate Capital Investment Chair Keith Langseth and lead Republican Dick Day detail job creation that could come in the form of a $1 Billion bonding bill. And Senator Geoff Michel details his series of proposals designed to bring local control back to school districts.

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Wednesday
September 23, 2009
 

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Saturday
September 19, 2009
Moderator Julie Bartkey discusses various aspects of the current health care debate on the national and state levels with Commissioner of Health, Dr. Sanne Magnan, State Representative Tom Emmer and State Senator Linda Berglin.

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Saturday
September 12, 2009
Minnesota\'s economic health is the focus of this week\'s Capitol Report. Moderator Julie Bartkey recaps the Minnesota Leadership Summit held at the Capitol with Senate Majority Leader Larry Pogemiller, State Economist Tom Stinson and State Demographer Tom Gillaspy. Senate Minority Leader David Senjem helps detail the Governor\'s meeting with business representatives and their views about how to strenghthen the state economy.

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Sunday
September 06, 2009
The controversy surrounding the Metro Gang Strike Task Force is unlikely to dissipate soon. In the coming months, state lawmakers will delve into search and seizure laws and review oversite mechanisms to ensure proper handling of seized and forfeited property. On this week\'s Capitol Report, Legislative Auditor James Nobles identifies what went wrong at the Metro Gang Strike Force. Host Julie Bartkey talks with Senate Judiciary Chair Mee Moua and GOP committee member Julianne Ortman about the next step for legislators.

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Thursday
September 03, 2009
The controversy surrounding the Metro Gang Strike Task Force is unlikely to dissipate soon. In the coming months, state lawmakers will delve into search and seizure laws and review oversite mechanisms to ensure proper handling of seized and forfeited property. On this week\'s Capitol Report, Legislative Auditor James Nobles identifies what went wrong at the Metro Gan Strike Force. Host Julie Bartkey talks with Senate Judiciary Chair Mee Moua and GOP committee member Julianne Ortman about the next step for legislators.

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August 2009
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Sunday
August 30, 2009
The latest 20-year state highway plan shows Minnesota has about $65 billion dollars in transportation needs, but only $15 billion dollars available to address them. Host Julie Bartkey talks about the big transportation challenge with MnDOT Commissioner Tom Sorel, Senate Transportation Vice Chair Jim Carlson and lead Senate GOP transportation committee member Michael Jungbauer.

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Sunday
August 09, 2009
K-12 Education funding issues highlight this week\'s Capitol Report. Moderator Julie Bartkey talks about K-12 education, including funding shifts and charter schools with State Representative Mindy Greiling and State Senators Gen Olson and Kathy Saltzman.

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Sunday
August 02, 2009
A well trained and educated workforce is critical to Minnesota\'s economy. Higher Education is the topic of discussion this week on Capitol Report. Moderator Julie Bartkey discusses the short-term and long-term future of post-secondary education in Minnesota with the Vice Chancellor of MnSCU and State Senators Kathy Sheran and Claire Robling.

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July 2009
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Sunday
July 26, 2009
Health care cuts and reform ideas highlight this Capitol Report as moderator Julie Bartkey gets the perspectives of Human Services Commissioner Cal Ludeman and State Representatives Paul Thissen and Laura Brod.

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Sunday
July 19, 2009
Minnesota Management and Budget releases the latest state economic news, and host Julie Bartkey sits down with Dr. Tom Stinson, the state\'s economist, to digest the budget trends.

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Sunday
July 12, 2009
Minnesota\'s proud heritage of voting is unique in the nation, and the 2008 U.S. Senate election brought even more attention to our election system. With the recount process pending, legislators pushed forward in 2009 new voting initiatives. Capitol Report takes a look at the issues surrounding election reform and host Julie Bartkey talks with Secretary of State Mark Ritchie, Senate Elections Subcommittee Chair Katie Sieben and lead GOP committee member Chris Gerlach about ways to ensure every vote counts.

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Sunday
July 05, 2009
The Legislative Advisory Commission takes issue with Governor Pawlentys unallotment plan, and debate between administrative officials and commission members remains candid during their final meeting before the budget cutting begins. Plus, Dr. Larry Jacobs of the Humphrey Institute provides an academic perspective on the governors unallotment authority, and host Julie Bartkey talks with new House Minority Leader Kurt Zellers about his new leadership position.

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June 2009
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Sunday
June 28, 2009
How will Governor Pawlenty\'s school payment shift of $1.7B affect schools? Capitol Report Moderator Julie Bartkey sits down with former school board members, Sen. David Hann and Parents United for Public Schools Executive Director Mary Cecconi, to get their perspectives. The Governor talks about his $381M cut to GAMC and Sen. Linda Berglin gives her Inside Perspective on the cut, and ideas on health care reform.

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Sunday
June 21, 2009
On this week\'s Capitol Report, Governor Pawlenty announces his unallotment plan to fill a $2.7 billion dollar budget gap and Assistant Senate Majority Leader Tarryl Clark responds. Host Julie Bartkey talks with Governor Pawlenty about his veto of the medical marijuana bill and with Senate bill author Steve Murphy about garnering support for a constitutional amendment allowing its use. Plus, Public Safety Commissioner Michael Campion reviews the newest public safety efforts, including enforcing buckling up. And, Senator Jim Carlson explains why Minnesota\'s booster seat law needed to be changed to keep some younger, shorter automobile passengers safe.

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Sunday
June 14, 2009
Governor Tim Pawlenty gives his views on his remaining nineteen months in office, his work with the legislature and his politcal philosophies. Also, Senator Sandy Rummel discusses her �sippy cup� bill which has now become law and Senator Scott Dibble talks about the veto of his �anti-bullying� bill.

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Wednesday
June 10, 2009
In this preview of the upcoming Capitol Report program, Governor Pawlenty talks about the need for health care reform and beginning steps to end poverty. Host Julie Bartkey and Governor Pawlenty sit down for an extended interview on Capitol Report, which will air Sunday on Minnesota Public Television Stations.

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Tuesday
June 09, 2009
This weekend on Capitol Report, Governor Pawlenty joins host Julie Bartkey for an extended interview. In this short preview of the upcoming program, the governor outlines his approach to cutting nearly $3 billion dollars in state funding.

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Saturday
June 06, 2009
This week on Capitol Report the Outdoor Heritage and Cultural Legacy Bill is reviewed. Senators Ellen Anderson and Gen Olson, Bob Meier of the DNR and Nina Archabal of the Minnesota Historical Society talk about the bills\' affect on Minnesotans and the outdoor and cultural environments.

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Thursday
June 04, 2009
The Outdoor Heritage and Cultural Legacy bill is highlighted in a preview of this week\'s Capitol Report. Host Julie Bartkey talks with Senator Ellen Anderson, Senator Gen Olson, Bob Meier of the DNR and Nina Archabal, Director of the Minnesota Historical Society about various aspects of the legacy bill.

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May 2009
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Sunday
May 31, 2009
This week on Capitol Report, State Representative Michael Beard offers his perspective on a Legislative Auditor\'s Report on the Twin Cities Gang Strike-Force. Plus, Assistant Senate Majority Leader Tarryl Clark and Senate Minority Leader David Senjem reflect on the 2009 legislative session, its controversial finish and the governor\'s unallotment plans.

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Thursday
May 28, 2009
In a preview of Capitol Report this week, Senate Minority Leader David Senjem and Assistant Senate Majority Leader Tarryl Clark reflect on the 2009 legislative session. State Representative Michael Beard offers his perspective on a Legislative Auditor\'s Report on the Twin Cities Gang Strike-Force.

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Saturday
May 23, 2009
Capitol Report host Julie Bartkey discusses the results of the 2009 legislative session with Minnesota Management and Budget Commissioner Tom Hanson, Speaker of the House Margaret Anderson Kelliher and House Minority Leader Marty Seifert.

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Thursday
May 21, 2009
Promotional clips of this week\'s guests on Capitol Report. Speaker of the House Margaret Anderson Kelliher, House Minority Leader Marty Seifert and Minnesota Management and Budget Commissioner Tom Hanson all discuss the legislative session and Governor Pawlenty\'s plans to balance the state budget.

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Saturday
May 16, 2009
As the legislative session comes close to adjournment, Moderator Julie Bartkey sits down with Sen. Ellen Anderson, Sen. Sharon Erickson Ropes, Sen. Dennis Frederickson, and Sen. Sandy Rummel to talk about bills that are now law.

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Saturday
May 02, 2009
Health and Human Services Committee chairs are the focus of this week\'s Capitol Report. Representative Tom Huntley and Senator Linda Berglin discuss pending cuts to health care in Minnesota. Senator Debbie Johnson talks about her role in the tax debate as she became the first Senate Republican to vote for the tax bill.

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April 2009
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Saturday
April 25, 2009
This week on Capitol Report a discussion about tax bills with Senate Tax Committee Chair Tom Bakk and House Property Tax Chair Paul Marquart. Also, House K-12 Committee Chair Mindy Grieling and Assistant Senate Majority Leader Tarryl Clark talk about K-12 education bills.

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Saturday
April 18, 2009
Comparing House and Senate Bonding bills leads this week\'s program as Julie Bartkey talks with the Chairs of the House and Senate Capital Investment Committees. Also, a closer look at a bill that would create a new level of dental care provider.

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Saturday
April 04, 2009
This week on Capitol Report. Lawmakers look to reel in more elder anglers. And, discussions about the economy with Senators David Tomassoni and Amy Koch. Representative Ryan Winkler talks about his efforts to create more oversight with state agencies.

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March 2009
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Saturday
March 28, 2009
House DFL leaders set their budget framework, and host Julie Bartkey talks with Majority Leader Tony Sertich and Minority Leader Marty Seifert about the plan. Plus, Senator Linda Berglin provides an Inside Perspective on the changing health industry.

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Saturday
March 07, 2009
In this Capitol Report, we delve into the details of the February budget forecast, the effects of the Federal Stimulus Package, and the expectations of the governor\'s revised budget. MMB Commissioner Tom Hanson, Assistant Majority Leader Senator Tarryl Clark, and Senate Minority Leader Dave Senjem outline their priorities and potential tax increases/cuts.

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February 2009
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Saturday
February 28, 2009
In this Capitol Report, we learn about the impacts of the budget deficit and federal stimulus on Higher Education in Minnesota. Senators Sandy Pappas and Claire Robling give their perspectives on the subject to moderator Julie Bartkey. A conservation easement could preserve 187,000 acres of land for Minnesota outdoor enthusiasts. Senator Tom Saxhaug gives those details.

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Saturday
February 21, 2009
In this Capitol Report, Julie Bartkey explores two controversial bills with the Senate authors. Senator Steve Murphy discusses his push to legalize medical marijuana, and Senator Chuck Wieger takes a chance on expanding video gaming to help fund education. Republican Senator David Hann gives his perspective on why he thinks both bills are bad policy.

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Saturday
February 14, 2009
As the Federal Stimulus was still up for debate, we discuss the impacts of the Governor\'s budget plan on health care in the state. DHS Commissioner Cal Ludeman, REp. Paul Thissen, and Sen. Paul Koering give their views of the governor\'s plan.

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Saturday
February 07, 2009
The Legislative Auditor releases its first review of the 2005-implemented teachers quality compensation plan, known as Q-comp. Host Julie Bartkey talks with Education Commissioner Alice Seagren, House education finance chair Mindy Greiling (DFL-Roseville), and Senator Clair Robling (R-Jordan)about the report and future education funding challenges. Plus, Senator Kathy Saltzman offers ideas to strengthen oversite of Minnesota\'s charter schools.

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January 2009
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Saturday
January 31, 2009
Spending increases and cuts. Moderator Julie Bartkey sits down with Senate Assistant Majority Leader Tarryl Clark, and Assistant Minority Leader David Hann to dissect the governor\'s budget plan and its potential impacts. Senator Ron Latz gives details on a bill that would compensate whistleblowers, and Steve Senyk gets the Inside Perspective on a bill that would provide health care coverage for all Minnesotans, as proposed by Senator John Marty.

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Friday
January 23, 2009
As lawmakers look to balance a roughly $5B deficit, different ideas on generating revenue are beginning to surface. Senator Dick Day dusts off his \'Racino\' bill, and gives an Inside Perspective on the possibility of expanding gambling in the state. The Governor proposes cutting corporate income taxes in half over the next 6 years. Julie Bartkey sits down with Tax Chair Tom Bakk and DOR Commissioner Ward Einess to examine the issue. Finally, The State Budget Trends Study indicates Minnesota is spending more than it\'s earning. Co Chair of the Commission, Kevin Goodno, gives us details on the report.

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Saturday
January 17, 2009
Should law enforcement have the right to pull over a vehicle if the driver or passengers are not wearing a seatbelt? It is an issue that has been debated by lawmakers for years. The 2009 session began with a primary seatbelt bill passing the Senate Transportation Committee. Host Julie Bartkey talks with Committee Chair Steve Murphy, Senator Dick Day, and Public Safety Commissioner Michael Campion on the issue. And, lawmakers work with the governor on a way to find savings in K-12 education. Senator Terri Bonoff explains the Shared Resources idea in Inside Perspective.

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Saturday
January 10, 2009
The 2009 Legislative Session has begun, and the Governor worked on a bipartisan basis with lawmakers to promote a bill that will save school districts money. Moderator Julie Bartkey explains what the bill is about, and down with Assistant Majority Leader Sen. Tarryl Clark to get her perspective on it, the session, and on the importance of creating job opportunities in the state. Sen. Amy Koch gives a GOP perspective on the same issues. As job creation becomes a large focus of the session, we sit down with co-chair of the Green Jobs Task Force, Rep. Jeremy Kalin, as he explains what kind of legislation could come from the Task Force. Finally, DEED Commissioner Dan McElroy defends his department and the work he has done in to create more economic opportunities in Minnesota.

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