- New Republicans shape state budget debate
As the Minnesota Legislature wrestles over the budget with DFL Gov. Mark Dayton, the first-term GOP lawmakers represent a key voting bloc. There are 30 new Republicans in the House and 19 in the Senate. Four GOP members of the freshman class share their perspectives on the shutdown and the budget impasse.11:00 a.m.
King Banaian: Minnesota state representative, R-St. Cloud. Banaian is an economist at St. Cloud State University.
Gretchen Hoffman: Minnesota state senator, R-Vergas. Hoffman is a registered nurse.
John Howe: Minnesota state senator, R-Red Wing. Howe owns and manages rental property.
John Kriesel: Minnesota state representative, R-Cottage Grove. Kriesel works in marketing. He served in the Iraq war as a staff sergeant in the Minnesota National Guard.
- Gov. Mark Dayton speaks at the University of Minnesota
Gov. Mark Dayton speaks Thursday at the Humphrey School of Public Affairs at the University of Minnesota about his policy goals as chief executive of the state and the current budget stalemate with Republican legislative leaders.12:00 p.m.
- A look at Gov. Dayton's budget proposal
A special Midday discussion on the latest proposal from Gov. Mark Dayton to end the budget stalemate with Republican legislative leaders.1:00 p.m.
Tom Scheck: MPR political reporter
David Jennings: Former Republican Speaker of the Minnesota House
Matt Entenza: Former DFL House minority leader
Maureen Shaver: Republican political analyst
Paul Thissen: House DFL minority leader
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