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December 2012
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Sunday
December 23, 2012
In recognizing the 150th anniversary of the American Civil War, Senate Media Services partnered with the Minnesota Historical Society to feature some of the war\'s artifacts on display in the Minnesota State Capitol. On this week\'s program, Brian Pease, Historic Site Manager, provides the stoic and colorful history behind the Civil War-era statues, portraits, busts, paintings and flags prominently showcased for public viewing.

Also, Governor Mark Dayton declares January 1st, 2013, as Emancipation Proclamation Remembrance Day, and state leaders gather to acknowlege the significance of President Abraham Lincoln\'s transformative declaration 150 years ago.
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Sunday
December 16, 2012
A Department of Education task force recently recommended a seven percent increase in the state\'s funding for early childhood through high school education. On this week\'s Capitol Report, newly-selected Education Finance Chair Chuck Wiger offers his views on the task force recommendations.

With two years experience serving on the House Education Finance Committee, Senator-elect Branden Petersen, R-Andover, offers his perspective on the report and education priorities for the 2013 legislative session. Finally, Senator-elect Susan Kent, DFL-Woodbury, sits down with Julie Bartkey to explain how her work with schools, non-profits, and the private sector, will reflect in her new role on the Senate Education Committee.
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Sunday
December 09, 2012
Governor Mark Dayton and legislative leaders this week learned that Minnesota\'s budget shortfall extends $1.1 billion through the next two fiscal years. Minnesota Management and Budget Commissioner Jim Schowalter announced the latest budget figures Wednesday, December 5. While in the short term, the state budget will have a balance of $1.3 billion dollars, which will be designated for accelerated school district payments, long term problems may grow if federal budget action falters.

On this week\'s Capitol Report, Julie Bartkey recaps the state budget announcement and joins State Economist Dr. Tom Stinson for a deeper look into Minnesota\'s economic health. Plus, she continues her leadership conversations with House Minority Leader-designate Kurt Daudt.

Further, Senator-elect Foung Hawj, who will represent the East Side of St. Paul, provides an Inside Perspective on his public interests and experiences.
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Sunday
December 02, 2012
This week, state lawmakers began moving into different offices, with DFL Senators garnering the desired space in the State Capitol Building and GOP Senators being relocated to the State Office Building. Along with the office changes, senior members are stepping into new roles, including key leadership assignments.

On this week\'s Capitol Report, Julie talks with incoming tax chair Rod Skoe, DFL Clearbrook, about the challenges he faces in crafting a 2013 tax bill, one that is expected to include significant tax changes. Also, Senate President Designate Sandy Pappas, DFL-St. Paul, explains her new duties and leadership style.

Also, after serving 14 years in the Minnesota House of Representatives, Senator-elect Alice Johnson explains why she decided to leave retirement to serve her constituents another four years.
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November 2012
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November 18, 2012
Julie Bartkey continues her interviews with legislative leaders, and this week she sits down for a conversation with Senate Minority Leader Designate David Hann, R-Eden Prairie, and House Majority Leader Designate Erin Murphy, DFL-St. Paul.

Also on this week\'s program, Julie begins her �Inside Perspective� series interviewing newly-elected legislative members. Senator Karin Housley, R-St. Mary\'s Point, joins Julie to talk about her professional background and legislative goals.
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November 11, 2012
By gaining the majority of seats in the Senate and the House of Representatives, DFL legislators will set the agenda for the 2013 legislative session. On this week\'s Capitol Report, Julie Bartkey talks with incoming Senate Majority Leader-Designate Tom Bakk and outgoing Republican Speaker of the House Kurt Zellers about the future.

Also in this week\'s program, election judges talk about their roles, and Producer Jon Brune gathers insight into ways citizens can best communicate with their newly-elected legislators.
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Sunday
November 04, 2012
As the 2012 election closes in, Capitol Report focuses on the two constitutional amendment proposals that will be decided by voters. Julie Bartkey talks with �Marriage Amendment� supporter, Sen. Warren Limmer, R-Maple Grove, and with Sen. Scott Dibble, DFL-Minneapolis, who opposes the measure.
Voter Photo ID chief author, Rep. Mary Kiffmeyer, R-Big Lake, details why she thinks the ballot question should pass, and Sen. Katie Sieben, DFL-Newport, explains why she thinks it\'s a bad plan.
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October 2012
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Sunday
October 28, 2012
Dr. Larry Jacobs of the Humphrey Institute identifies key factors that will help shape the makeup of the 2013-2014 Minnesota Legislature. State Republican Chair, Pat Shortridge, and DFL Chair, Ken Martin, offer their viewpoints about the 2012 election.

Following legislative redistricting, all 201 legislative seats are up for election. Voters will decide whether Republicans continue to control the Senate and the House of Representatives, and their choice will help set the future direction of state policy.
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October 21, 2012
When the 2013 legislative session convenes, lawmakers will face a wide variety of issues that could affect all Minnesotans. Many of those issues will turn into bills that will be discussed and debated throughout the year. This week\'s Capitol Report provides a breakdown of state funding, and the role budget forecasting plays in a legislative session. Flash Media format

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Sunday
October 14, 2012
Minnesota Management and Budget Commissioner James Schowalter is tasked with establishing Minnesota\'s health care exchange, where Minnesotans will shop for the federally-mandated health insurance. Julie Bartkey talks with Commissioner Schowalter about his approach and goals in navigating the controversial task. Plus, Health and Human Services Chair David Hann, R-Eden Prairie, offers a strong recommendation for the task force.

We begin a new feature in Capitol Report highlighting history on display in the State Capitol. Brian Pease of the Minnesota Historical Society tells the story behind two civil-war era artifacts, which are prominently on display. Also, with Halloween approaching, the Minnesota Historical Society offers a special tour of the Capitol Building. Linda Cameron of the Historical Society talks about the Shadows and Spirits Tour.

Finally, Producer Jon Brune provides viewers a sneak peek of the legislative website redesign, which is being created to speed navigation and expand mobile use.
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October 07, 2012
Twenty years ago, Minnesota policymakers altered the public education landscape by allowing parents, students, and community leaders to establish schools independent of the traditional public school system. Today, these institutions, known as charter schools, are spread across the nation, as states have followed Minnesotas lead in providing an alternative educational choice.

On this weeks program, Julie looks back at the origins of charter schools and ahead at future challenges. She speaks with Milo Cutter, a pioneer in the charter school movement and key leader at City Academy. Former Senator Ember Reichgott Junge, who championed the charter school law in the Minnesota Senate, reflects on the goals of the nation-leading law and changes occurring today.

Also in the program, Education Commissioner Brenda Cassellius offers a perspective on how charter schools meld into the administration\'s plans for kindergarten through high school education. Plus, Representative Pat Garofalo, R-Farmington, and chair of the House Education Finance Committee, assesses the future of charter schools within the scope of present day challenges.
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September 2012
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Sunday
September 30, 2012
Executive Director of the MN Gambling Control Board Tom Barrett displays the electronic pull tabs that launched in Minnesota bars last week. He discusses how the first week of the new system was received by bars and patrons and his expectations for the future.

Department of Human Services Commissioner, Lucinda Jesson, details a state Medicaid-redesign plan focusing primarily on home and community based services for seniors and disabled Minnesotans. The Human Services Department, with direction from the state legislature, asked the federal government to ease certain rules and restrictions so that a redesign could be made possible.

Also Secretary of State Mark Ritchie offers suggestions to help Minnesota voters prepare for the 2012 election. In a year that includes new legislative districts and two constitutional amendments, the Secretary of State encourages voters to become better informed about state issues and the election process in general, including potential changes to polling place locations.
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September 23, 2012
Governor Mark Dayton recently announced the allocation of $47.5 million dollars in bonding grants, established by the 2012 legislature. A significant amount, nearly $25 million, is slated for a new St. Paul Saints ballpark in downtown St. Paul. Julie Bartkey talks about the Governor\'s decision with Senate Majority Leader David Senjem, who expressed some dissatisfaction with the final outcome.

Also on the topic, Representative Ryan Winkler, DFL-Golden Valley, joins Julie to discuss the last-minute addition to the slate of Governor-approved projects--$2 million dollars in bonding grants for the Southwest corridor light rail project.

Finally, Dept. of Human Services Commissioner Lucinda Jesson features a coordinated effort among state agencies to combat substance abuse. According to the Center of Addiction and Substance Abuse at Columbia University, state governments spend 15 percent of their budgets on drug related issues.
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September 16, 2012
Last week on Capitol Report, Julie Bartkey interviewed the sponsors of two proposed constitutional amendments appearing on the 2012 election ballot. This week, we afford opponents an opportunity to present their views.

Senator Scott Dibble, DFL-Mpls., explains why he believes a proposed amendment defining marriage as a union between a man and a woman should be rejected. Senator Katie Sieben, DFL-Newport, tells Julie why voters should defeat a requirement that voters present a government-issued photo ID prior to having their ballots counted.

Also on this week\'s program, Dr. Larry Jacobs of the Humphrey Institute offers a broader perspective on the 2012 election and highlights recent voting trends. Plus, Governor Mark Dayton announces the awarding of $47 million dollars in grants for capital projects, including the St. Paul Saints ballpark.
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Sunday
September 09, 2012
Two major proposed constitutional amendments are before the voters this November, and Capitol Report provides time during the next two weeks for proponents and opponents to air their views.

On this week\'s program, Senator Warren Limmer, R-Maple Grove, explains why voters need to decide whether the state constitution should define marriage as a union between a man and a woman. Representative Mary Kiffmeyer, R-Big Lake, asks voters to consider a constitutional amendment requiring all voters to present a state-issued photo ID before having their ballot counted.

Also on this week\'s program, host Julie Bartkey talks with Secretary of State Mark Ritchie about the recent Minnesota Supreme Court ruling upholding the legislative-written titles for the proposed amendments. Ritchie also details what voters need to consider when deciding the amendments.
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Sunday
September 02, 2012
The Minnesota State Fair is underway, and Senators are setting aside time this week to meet fairgoers at the Senate booth in the Education Building. On this week\'s program, Julie stops by for a chat with Scott Magnuson, Director of Senate Public Information, and several Senators who are working to inform the public about their new legislative and congressional districts.

Also, Minnesota\'s lakes, forests, prairies and parks are state gems, and Producer Jon Brune explains the various ways Minnesota funds efforts to enhance and protect its natural resources.
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August 2012
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Sunday
August 19, 2012
Minnesota gained 6,800 jobs in July, according to figures released this week by the Dept. of Employment and Economic Development (DEED). In this week\'s program, Julie takes a long-term perspective on job growth in the state.

She talks with Steve Hine, DEED Research Director, about long-term employment trends. Senator Ted Lillie, Vice Chair of the Senate Jobs and Economic Growth Committee, features some of the recent legislative efforts to improve job growth and offers his perspective on work yet to be accomplished. A military veteran himself, Sen. Ted Daley, R-Eagan, explains Minnesota\'s effort to improve employment opportunities for veterans, many of whom struggle to find gainful employment. Finally, Sen. John Marty, DFL-Roseville, calls for spurring job growth in the public sector, including hiring more teachers and public infrastructure contruction workers.
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Sunday
August 12, 2012
Policymakers begin shaping a disaster relief package to aid Northeastern Minnesota, and Senate Transportation Chair Joe Gimse, R-Willmar, joins Capitol Report host Julie Bartkey to review Governor Mark Dayton\'s administration\'s $198 million dollar proposal.

Plus, Representative Erin Murphy, DFL-St. Paul, highlights two new Affordable Care Act provisions that will aid Minnesotans: providing consumers with insurance rebates and ensuring women have access to reproductive and preventative health services.

Also, national and state leaders pay tribute to Hubert H. Humphrey, who served as the nation\'s 38th Vice President and championed civil rights throughout his political career, which included truncated terms in the United States Senate.
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Sunday
August 05, 2012
Persons convicted of selling synthetic drugs will face tougher penalties, under a new law in effect this month. Recently, Governor Dayton and legislative authors of the new law held a bill signing ceremony to showcase the change. Following the event, Julie Bartkey talked with Senate sponsor Scott Newman, R-Hutchinson.

Also in the program, the Senate Government Innovation and Veterans Affairs Committee held a hearing to investigate actions by Secretary of State Mark Ritchie regarding the 2012 constitutional amendment initiatives. Sen. Mike Parry, R-Waseca, and chair of the committee, explains why he called the hearing. Committee member Sen. Barb Goodwin, DFL-Columbia Heights, offers her perspective on claims that the Secretary is attempting to dissuade voter from supporting the voter photo id and marriage definition amendments.
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July 2012
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Sunday
July 29, 2012
A state task force charged with designing ways to curb poverty are ramping up their efforts. This week on Capitol Report, Julie Bartkey looks at poverty trends and the work of the Ladder Out of Poverty Task Force.

Julie talks with key policymakers, including panel co-chair Sen. Michael Jungbauer, R-East Bethel, Sen. Kathy Sheran, DFL-Mankato, Commerce Commissioner Mike Rothman and Bob DeBoer of the Citizens League on the recent growth in poverty and the role of government in easing the generational cycles among poor families.
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Sunday
July 22, 2012
Minnesota\'s efforts to create a health insurance exchange, where Minnesotans would shop for their federally-required health coverage, is moving ahead quickly. Commerce Commissioner Mike Rothman talks with Julie Bartkey about the latest developments. Plus, Mary Krinkie of the Minnesota Hospital Association explains the impact of the federal health care act on hospitals, including more Minnesotans being enrolled into the medicaid program.

Also, a state task force charged with reducing poverty in Minnesota sets future goals. Co-chair Michael Jungbauer talks with Julie about the challenges ahead.
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Sunday
July 15, 2012
A special fund created through the sales of state lottery tickets helps fund enviornmental projects, and this week a key commission put forward several recommendations totaling $33.8 million in spending priorities.

On this week\'s Capitol Report, the chair of the commission, Rep. Tom Hackbarth, R-Cedar, explains why protecting Minnesota waterways and combating invasive species remains high the list. Plus, longtime legislator Tom Rukavina, DFL-Virgina, reflects on the changes he witnessed in funding major state efforts, including some of the enviornmental projects.

Also, Producer Jon Brune, wth Senate Fiscal Analyst Greg Knopff, explain the history of the Environmental Trust Fund, and state leaders prepare for a special session.
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Sunday
July 08, 2012
Heavy June rains brought unprecedented flooding to the city of Duluth, and Governor Mark Dayton said a special session will be called late in July or early August. On this week\'s Capitol Report, Julie Bartkey talks with Sen. Roger Reinert, DFL-Duluth, about the damage and need for recovery funding. Plus, Senate Transportation Chair Joe Gimse, R-Willmar, explains the process for rebuilding Duluth\'s roads and streets.

Also on this week\'s program, Senate Health and Human Services Chair David Hann, R-Eden Prairie, offers his views on the United States Supreme Court ruling upholding the federal health care law.
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July 01, 2012
With the 4th of July approaching, Capitol Report features several State Capitol memorials honoring men and women who helped shape our state. Flash Media format 00:28:23
June 2012
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June 24, 2012
The debate on the level of state aid to local governments came under fire recently, when several injured Minneapolis firefighters cited recent staff cutbacks as safety hazards. On this week\'s Capitol Report, host Julie Bartkey talks with Sen. Patricia Torres Ray, DFL-Mpls., about the firefighters concern. Plus, Sen. Roger Chamberlain, R-Lino Lakes, who co-chairs a task force examining reform of local government aid (LGA), explains the need to set local funding priorities and explains areas the task force will examine in the coming months. Senator Ray Vandeveer, R-Forest Lake, made a last minute decision not to seek reelection. He talks with Julie about his decision. Flash Media format 00:28:23
Sunday
June 17, 2012
Speaker of the House Kurt Zellers and Minority Leader Rep. Paul Thissen offer their perspectives on the key messages they will bring to voters this campaign season, including the two ballot initiatives. Julie Bartkey also speaks with U of M Professor Kathryn Pearson for an academic perspective on the campaign season. Flash Media format 00:28:23
Sunday
June 10, 2012
Minnesota\'s most prominent public building, the State Capitol, is among the premier items in the 2012 capital improvements bill. On this week\'s Capitol Report program, host Julie Bartkey looks into the project as well as other statewide capital improvements with Dept. of Admnistration Commissioner Spencer Cronk, House bonding chair Rep. Larry Howes, R-Walker, and Labor Union advocate Sen. Kenneth Kelash, DFL-Mpls. Flash Media format 00:28:23
Sunday
June 03, 2012
On this week\'s program, Julie Bartkey sits down with DNR Commissioner Tom Landwehr and Education Commissioner Brenda Cassellius to gauge the impact of recent legislation on their respective departments. She also talks with local boaters and anglers about the impact of pending license fee increases and halting the spread of invasive species. Flash Media format 00:28:23
May 2012
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May 20, 2012
This week on Capitol Report host Julie Bartkey interviews Senate Majority Leader David Senjem, R-Rochester, Senate Minority Leader Tom Bakk, DFL-Cook, and House Minority Leader Paul Thissen, DFL-Minneapolis, about the results of the 2012 legislative session. Speaker of the House Kurt Zellers, R-Maple Grove, and House Majority Leader Matt Dean, R-Dellwood, offer reporters their perspectives about session results, and retiring State Senator Gretchen Hoffman, R-Vergas, reflects on her service in the Minnesota Senate. Flash Media format 00:28:23
Sunday
May 13, 2012
This week, the legislature wraps up the 2012 legislative session on the heels of passing the Vikings stadium bill. Host Julie Bartkey looks at the past week\'s activites and talks with several Senators about the success and failures of the 2012 session. Flash Media format 00:28:23
Sunday
May 06, 2012
This week on Capitol Report. Governor Mark Dayton signs the Health and Human Services bill into law. Senator David Hann, R-Eden Prairie, and Senator John Marty, DFL-Roseville, explain what the bill means to Minnesotans, and give their views on a health care compact bill that was vetoed by the governor. Also on this week\'s program, Claire Robling, R-Jordan, discusses her 16 year career in the Senate, and why it\'s time to step away. Flash Media format 00:28:23
April 2012
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April 29, 2012
On this week\'s Capitol Report, host Julie Bartkey talks with two Senators hoping to make a difference before leaving public office. Senator Michael Jungbauer, R-East Bethel, reflects on his career and explains why he is working to ease restrictions on fireworks. Senate Education Chair Gen Olson, R-Minnetrista, talks in-depth on educational reform efforts and gains, plus she offers advice to future committee members.

In contrast, newly-elected Senator Lyle Koenen, DFL-Clara City, looks ahead to his Senate career. Plus, the program recaps some of the bigger issues of the week.
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April 22, 2012
On this week\'s Capitol Report, Julie Bartkey talks with Senate Transportation Committee Chair Joe Gimsie, R-Willmar, about adding a MnPass lane to I-35E. Plus, Senate Environment and Natural Resources Chair Bill Ingebrigtsen, R-Alexandria, tells why anglers and hunters should pay more for their licenses.

After serving over three decades in the Minnesota Legislature, Senator Keith Langseth, DFL-Glyndon, reflects on his career. Plus, a look at some of the ongoing issues at the Capitol.
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April 08, 2012
This week on Capitol Report host Julie Bartkey explores differing views on tax relief and reform with Commissioner Myron Frans, Department of Revenue, and Senate Tax Committee Chair, Sen. Julianne Ortman, R-Chanhassen. Commissioner Frans echoes Governor Dayton\'s preference for a more balanced mix of property, sales and income taxes. Senator Ortman promotes the Senate jobs and tax relief bill that helps provide property tax relief for Minnesota businesses. Also on this week\'s program, Sen. Geoff Michel talks about his career in the Senate and why he is moving on. Flash Media format 00:28:23
March 2012
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March 31, 2012
Senate Majority Leader Dave Senjem, chair of the Senate Capital Investment Committee, talks with Julie Bartkey about the Senate\'s proposed $496 million dollar capital improvements bill. Sen. Sandy Pappas, DFL-St.Paul, espresses her disappointment over the bill, particularly the exclusion of a St. Paul Saints ballpark. Plus, Sen. Chris Gerlach, R-Apple Valley, discusses why he has chosen to not seek reelection. Flash Media format 00:28:24
Sunday
March 25, 2012
Hunting and fishing license fees could increase for the first time since 2001. Julie Bartkey talks with Sen. Bill Ingebrigtsen, R-Alexandria, about his proposal. She also talks for Minnesota sports legend Bud Grant about why he supports the measure. Sen. Chris Gerlach, R-Apple Valley, details the 2012 liquor bill, and other more controversial liquor provisions. Sen. Sandy Pappas, DFL-ST. Paul, defends her proposal to allow those age 18-21 to have a cocktail with their parents if they are out for dinner. Flash Media format 00:28:23
Sunday
March 18, 2012
The Senate is addressing several bills to keep government operations running in the event of a government shutdown, and Capitol Report host Julie Bartkey talks with Sen. Al DeKruif, R-Madison Lake, about his plans to ensure that Canterbury Park and the Minnesota Zoo remain open. Sen. Kathy Sheran, DFL-Mankato, advocates a different approach to ensure that budget agreements between the Governor and legislative leaders are reached before the legislature adjourns.

Plus, after 16 years serving in the Minnesota Senate, Senator Linda Higgins, DFL-Mpls, is stepping away from the office. She provides her Inside Perspective on her future plans and reflects on her accomplishments.
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Sunday
March 11, 2012
On this week\'s Capitol Report, Secretary of State Mark Ritchie demonstrates an electronic poll book, and he explains whe he believes it is a viable alternative to voter photo ID. Sen. Julie Rosen, R-Fairmont, provides the latest of her efforts to craft stadium legislation that can garner the necessary votes. Sen. Dave Thompson, R-Lakeville, explains why he supports a different stadium plan and reasons he contends voters should display a photo ID at the polls. Flash Media format 00:28:23
Sunday
March 04, 2012
Minnesota has an additional $323 million in the books. MMB Commissioner James Schowalter and Senate Tax Chair, Julianne Ortman, R-Chanhassen, discuss the policies and impact of the surplus. Sen. John Carlson, R-Bemidji, details his bill that would keep the MnSCU system operational in the event of another state government shutdown, and a Viking\'s stadium proposal is unveiled at the Capitol. Flash Media format 00:28:23
February 2012
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February 26, 2012
The new district lines are drawn, and Julie Bartkey gets reaction from Rep. Sarah Anderson, R-Plymouth, the Chair of the House Redistricting Committee, and Senate Minority Leader Tom Bakk, DFL-Cook.

Sen. Sean Nienow, R-Cambridge, discusses his bill to require independent audits of nonprofit Health Maintenance Organizations (HMOs). Plus, highlights of Capitol news events throughout the week.
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Sunday
February 19, 2012
On this week\'s Capitol Report, Senator Carla Nelson, R-Rochester, talks with host Julie Bartkey about her proposal to raise the cigarette tax in an effort to curb teen smoking and eliminate the statewide business property tax.

Senator Pam Wolf, R-Spring Lake Park, outlines her bill that proposes using teacher seniority as only one factor in laying off teachers. In contrast, Senator Chuck Wiger, offers a different approach to reforming education.

Plus, highlights of Governor Mark Dayton\'s second State of the State Address and GOP leaders response.
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Sunday
February 12, 2012
A constitutional amendment that would allow workers to opt out of joining a union is detailed by its author Sen. Dave Thompson, R-Lakeville. Labor supporter and opponent of the bill, Sen. Ken Kelash, DFL-Minneapolis, explains why he calls it the \'Right to Work for Less\' bill. Vice-chair of the sunset commission, Sen. Terri Bonoff, DFL-Minnetonka, discusses the work of the commission which includes two councils that raised red flags with members. Flash Media format 00:28:23
Sunday
February 05, 2012
On this week\'s Capitol Report, host Julie Bartkey talks with Senate Judicary Chair Warren Limmer. R-Maple Grove, about his proposal to protect vulnerable adults. Representative Tony Cornish, R-Good Thunder, features two of his bills stemming from a recent case in Cook County, where a presecuting attorney was shot. Plus, Senator John Marty talks about his effort to repeal the proposed constitutional amendment defining marriage as a union between one man and one woman. Flash Media format 00:28:23
January 2012
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Sunday
January 29, 2012
With the 2012 legislative session underway, Julie Bartkey discusses two controversial bills with their respective authors. Rep. Morrie Lanning, R-Moorhead, assesses the stadium bill and Sen. Scott Newman, R-Hutchinson, details the Voter ID Constitutional Amendment. Sen. Scott Dibble, DFL-Minneapols, explains his opposition to both and provides a stadium plan he might support. Flash Media format 00:28:29
Sunday
January 22, 2012
A national movement to ban all hand held devices from moving vehicles may gain some consideration this session. Julie Bartkey talks with transportation chair Sen. Joe Gimse, R-Willmar and Sen. Terri Bonoff, DFL-Minnetonka, about the issue. We also look at the Governor\'s introduction of two plans to promote job growth. Flash Media format 00:28:29
Sunday
January 15, 2012
Newly-elected Senate Majority Leader David Senjem, R-Rochester, and Senate Minority Leader Tom Bakk, DFL-Cook, preview the 2012 legislative session and highlight their priorities. Plus, Dr. Kathryn Pearson, University of Minnesota Associate Professor, Department of Political Science, provides an academic perspective on this session\'s legislative challenges, redistricting and the upcoming campaigns. Flash Media format 00:28:29



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