Setting aside a sliver of the sales tax Should Minnesota constitutionally dedicate a small portion of its sales tax to conservation? What about the arts? If Minnesota amends the constitution, should the sales tax be raised? Or, should the money be taken out of the general fund?11:06 a.m.
Joe Hoppe: Member of the Minnesota House Environment and Natural Resources Committee, R-Chaska.
Richard Cohen: Chair of the Minnesota Senate Finance Committee, DFL-St. Paul.
An argument against affirmative action Longtime affirmative action opponent Ward Connerly says that when public universities start "selecting you over me and me over you on the basis of our skin color, we've changed what it means to be an American."12:06 p.m.
Ward Connerly: Founder of the American Civil Rights Institute, in a March 28 speech to the Minneapolis-based conservative think tank the Center of the American Experiment. When Connerly was a regent at the University of California, he successfully led the charge to end the institution's affirmative action policy. He then waged successful campaign for Proposition 209, which banned affirmative action in all levels of California state and local government. He has written a memoire about the experience: "Creating Equal: My Fight Against Race Preferences."