Big lineup of talkers on the #mnshutdown on MPR News today. Here's a preview of the next few hours (subject to change):
-At 7:20 on Morning Edition, we expect to hear from a top GOP leader, either Amy Koch or Kurt Zellers
-At 7:30 we'll hear from the director of the Minnesota Zoo
-MPR News political editor Mike Mulcahy at 7:40, followed by another reporter, either Catherine Richert or Brandt Williams
-At 8:00 we will be recording an interview with a state employee laid off from her job in the Revenue Department for airing later during the hour
-Also during the 8:00 hour we expect a preview of the special master hearings from reporter Laura Yuen, and we'll hear about effects of the shutdown from reporter Dan Olson
-On Midmorning starting at 9, we'll hear from reporters Tim Pugmire, Catherine Richert, Hennepin County board commissioner Mike Opat, Duluth Mayor Don Ness, St, Cloud Mayor Dave Kleis, Senate Minority Leader Tom Bakk and former state representative Marty Seifert.
-Then on Midday, starting at 11: former Finance Commissioner Pam Wheelock, reporters Mulachy, Yuen and Olson, and House Minority Leader Thissen. Midday has also invited Governor Dayton and GOP legislative leaders to appear on the show.
Will the state shutdown impact the resettlement of refugees from abroad to Minnesota?
if increasing taxes on less than 8000 of the top earners will solve the budget problems, do the republicans represent only those top earners, and the governor and the democrats represent the rest of the state?
Is there any connection between the over the top expenditures on local campaigns in the last election and the allegiance to protecting the wealthiest 2%? Are the Republicans "dancing with the one that brung them?"