Governor hands budget to lawmakers In his budget address, Governor Tim Pawlenty proposed $2.5 billion in state spending for areas such as subsidized health insurance, higher education, and aid to cities and counties. Legislative leaders join MPR's Gary Eichten to respond.11:00 a.m.
Rep. Marty Siefert: R-Marshall, House Minority Leader
Sen. Tarryl Clark: DFL-St. Cloud, Assistant Majority Leader
Where the economy is headed in '09 As the economy continues its downward spiral, renowned economist and former Secretary of Labor Robert Reich lays out his thoughts about what lurks around the financial corner in 2009. Reich spoke at the Commonweath Club earlier this month.12:00 p.m.