Entries from January 2013
January 27th, 2013 ·
This week on the LeftMN Radio Hour, we welcome Ben Golnik of the Minnesota Jobs Coalition to talk about Mark Dayton's budget and the results of the November elections.
Prior to that we discuss the budget more generally and the Public Policy Polling poll that came out last week concerning the two big statewide races in 2014.
January 20th, 2013 ·
On this weeks episode of the LeftMN Radio Hour we welcome Kate Hess Pace and Grant Stevenson from ISAIAH. Right now ISAIAH is working at the legislature to get a Minnesota homeowners bill of rights passed. We talk about that bill specifically, what ISAIAH is doing to help get it passed, and their work more broadly.
Before that we talk with to Iron range blogger and well-rounded Minnesotan Aaron Brown about what Representative Rick Nolan has been up to since starting work again as a Congressman.
January 13th, 2013 ·
On this weeks big show we talk with the Executive Director of Alliance for a Better Minnesota Carrie Lucking. With Carrie we discuss ABMs disappointing election night, winning only 26 of the 28 races they targeted. We also discuss what they are going to focus their energies on going forward, now that the DFL has won everything.
Also discussed in this episode, the upcoming Bonus Elections in which one Allen Quist is once again the Republican nominee for elected office in Minnesota. We also discuss the recent Wall Street Journal article about administrative bloat at the University of Minnesota and what it does or does not mean.
January 6th, 2013 ·
In the first episode of the LeftMN Radio Hour of this fabulous new year we welcome Representative Ryan Winkler onto the show to discuss the upcoming legislative session and the Speakers Select Committee on living wage jobs, of which he is the chairman.
As per usual, we fill the rest of the show with discussion of Minnesota politics, including; Resignations! Special elections! The Fiscal Cliff! More things!