Shut down ends – Special Session complete

Those of you interested in some coverage of the proceedings of the Special Session might find these comments by Rep. Rick Hansen interesting: It is 3:10 pm and we have convened into special session.  124 members are present.   The Majority has moved a recess to the call of the chair.  The following bills have been […]

Economy Talk: State Sen. John Marty

State Sen. John Marty of Roseville will be my guest on Economy talk this week.  We’ll talk about the role of government in our economy and an update on negotiations of the State shutdown.  Tune in Wed. 6pm, July 13th KYMN Radio at 1080AM or listen on line at EconomyTalk. To read a recent essay […]

Economy Talk: Richard Levins

My guest for this coming Wednesday’s installment of Economy Talk is Dr. Richard A. Levins, author, lecturer and Emeritus Professor of Applied Economics at the University of Minnesota.  We’ll take on the subject of what it  means for the next generation as our state and country retreats from investing in them and their future.  The […]

Economy Talk 12: Rep. Terry Morrow

Economy Talk 12 My guest for June 29th will be State Rep. Terry Morrow from St. Peter, MN.  Terry is in his 3rd term representing House District 23A and is a college professor at Gustavus Adolphus College.  He serves on the Higher Ed, Agriculture, and Transportation Committees; we’ll talk about the final days of negotiations […]

Economy Talk 11 with Rep. Rick Hansen

This Wednesday, June 22nd I interview Rep. Rick Hansen of South St. Paul.  Rick is in his 4th term and serves on the Agriculture and Rural Development Policy and Finance, Capital Investment, Environment, Energy and Natural Resources Policy and Finance committees. Rick also served as an important member of the committee that over saw the Legacy funds. […]

Economy Talk 8: Taxes and business with Leota Goodney, CPA

Economy Talk this week focuses on business taxes with Leota Goodney. Leota Goodney, is a licensed as a CPA certified financial planner. She started her firm in 1981. Her interests are in tax law and elder care. In her work she helps individuals and small businesses understand and manage their financial affairs. She offers personalized […]

Economy talk 7: How has the downturn affected local business?

Join me May 18th at 6pm for a new installment and conversation about the economy with business owner Karl Vohs. Karl owns and manages a flooring business in Faribault.  As you might imagine the housing market slow down has been hard on his business, we talk about how he has adapted and what he thinks […]

Economy Talk 6: D. Arnie Arnesen

My friend Arnie Arnesen was in town to moderate several panels for the St. Olaf Economic Summit held April 15th this year. I asked if she could join me for a brief half hour interview.  This week’s show (May 11th, 6pm, KYMN Radio) is a recording of that conversation. Those of you who don’t know her here […]
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