DFL-controlled Senate passes scaled-back education bill The Minnesota Senate approved a K-12 education bill Wednesday without an income tax hike that would have attracted Gov. Pawlenty's veto. The bill raises school funding by $800 million, with much of the new money devoted to defraying the cost of special education.11:00 a.m.
Mindy Greiling: Chair of the House K-12 Finance Divison, DFL-Roseville.
Tarryl Clark: Assistant majority leader of the Minnesota Senate, DFL-St. Cloud.
Including immigrants in the immigration debate The immigration debate continues on Capitol Hill, as lawmakers hammer out a compromise to toughen border enforcement and give foreign workers more opportunities to come to the U.S. legally. Two immigration experts spoke at the University of Minnesota recently, saying the voices of immigrants themselves are absent from the debate.12:00 p.m.