How bad can it be? The economy continues to stagger, and Minnesota is not faring better than the rest of the country. State government is facing a record budget deficit, unemployment is hovering at 6 percent, and business stalwarts like Best Buy are cutting back.11:00 a.m.
The next step in market-based health care reforms Governor Tim Pawlenty and Minnesota business and health care leaders discuss the potential for health reforms that build on private markets and on the implementation of reforms passed during the 2008 legislative session.12:00 p.m.
Tim Pawlenty: Governor, R-Minnesota
Linda Berglin: State senator, DFL-Minneapolis
Mary Brainerd: President and CEO, Health Partners
Lois Quam: Managing Director, Alternative Investments, Piper Jaffray Companies