Key lawmakers discuss the budget forecast Minnesota's new budget forecast comes out Wednesday, and it's anticipated to show a $1 billion surplus. Some of the lawmakers who hold the purse strings discuss their plans for that money.11:06 a.m.
Dick Cohen: Minnesota Senate Finance Committee chair, DFL-St. Paul.
Ann Lenczewski: Minnesota House Taxes Committee chair, DFL-Bloomington.
Marty Seifert: Minnesota House minority leader, R-Marshall.
How marriage has changed Opponents of same-sex marriage say they want to protect the traditional definition of marriage, thus preserving one of humanity's oldest and most sacred institutions. Historian Stephanie Coontz agrees that marriage is a venerable institution, but she points out that marriage has hardly stood unchanged over the ages.12:06 p.m.