Merits of Pawlenty's budget plan debated Minnesota Management and Budget Commissioner Tom Hanson and top Legislative finance chairs answer questions on Midday about the governor's plans to balance the budget.11:00 a.m.
Tom Hanson: Commissioner of Minnesota Management and Budget
Richard Cohen: State Senator (DFL-St. Paul), Chair of the Senate Finance Committee and member of the Legislative Advisory Commission.
Loren Solberg: State Representative (DFL-Grand Rapids), Chair of the House Ways and Means Committee and member of the Legislative Advisory Commission.
Centennial of Gov. Elmer L. Andersen's birth June 17, 1909 is the birthday of one of Minnesota's most widely respected governors, Elmer L. Andersen. He was elected in 1960. Midday airs a September 2000 interview with Gov. Andersen about his book, "A Man's Reach."12:00 p.m.
Author discusses innovative ways to fight global poverty Jacqueline Novogratz, founder of the nonprofit venture capital firm Acumen, discusses her experience fighting global poverty. Novogratz is the author of "The Blue Sweater: Bridging the Gap between Rich and Poor in an Interconnected World."12:25 p.m.