Unallotment ruling complicates state budget Minnesota legislators now have to deal with a budget deficit that may soar past $3 billion after recent Minnesota Supreme Court decision. That decision essentially voided a cut of $5.3 million cut made by Governor Tim Pawlenty without the approval of the Legislature. Legislators may have more power in negotiations with the governor, but they also are running out of time to balance a budget before the end of the session.9:06 a.m.
Rep. Paul Kohls: R-Victoria, serves on the House taxes committee.
Rep. Tony Sertich: DFL-Chisholm and majority leader in the Minnesota House.
Big thinkers on children's brain development Psychologist Alison Gopnik says that scientists have learned more about the brains of young children in the last thirty years than they had in the previous two thousand. Also segments from the TED Twin Cities conference held at the Science Museum Wednesday on new ideas being tried in Minnesota to promote child development.10:06 a.m.
Alison Gopnik: Teaches psychology and directs a cognitive development lab at the University of California at Berkeley. Her most recent book is "The Philosophical Baby"