- Minnesota leaders on the struggle over taxes
Governor Pawlenty says through a spokesman that he will veto the latest tax bill sent to him by the Legislature. The governor will make cuts on his own. Two legislators on either side of the aisle talk about the continuing revenue gap and the best ways to close it.9:06 a.m.
Sen. Julianne Ortman: (R-Chanhassen), ranking minority member of the Minnesota Senate Taxes committee.
Rep. Diane Loeffler: (DFL-Minneapolis), assisant majority leader, member of the House Taxes commitee and a conferee on the 2009 Omnibus Tax bill.
- A national shift in opinion about abortion
President Barack Obama spoke directly to the abortion issue during the commencement speech he delivered Sunday at the University of Notre Dame. It comes at a time when polls suggest that more people are comfortable describing their position as pro-life.10:06 a.m.
Alan Abramowitz: Professor of political science at Emory University.
Cynthia Gorney: Professor of journalism at the University of California-Berkeley. She's the author of "Articles of Faith: A Frontline History of the Abortion Wars."
Sarah Stoesz: President and CEO of Planned Parenthood, Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota.
Daniel McConchie: Vice president of government affairs, Americans United for Life.
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