Economy Talk with Bob Ciernia

Small business owner and community activist Bob Ciernia joins me in the studio for a discussion about how he is doing in the recession and what he sees as a way forward for the economy.  Listen at 6pm Wednesday, July 27th on KYMN Radio 1080AM or listen on line at kymnradio.net. Hope you enjoy it.

July 20, 2011

Prelude to the Special Session

I drove down to Rochester to sit in on the question and answer session that Gov. Dayton and Rep. Kim Norton hosted at the Sr. Center.  Governor Dayton listened carefully and respectfully to all who came even two Republican legislators who criticized his proposals.  At that meeting in addition to hearing many folks tell their […]

July 20, 2011

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 […]

July 20, 2011

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 […]

July 11, 2011

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 […]

July 3, 2011

GOVERNOR DAYTON’S REMARKS LAST NIGHT

I deeply regret that the last week of intense negotiations between the Republican legislative leaders and Senator Bakk, Representative Thissen, and myself have failed to bridge the divide between us. Our major difference remains the same.  It is the difference between my balanced approach of significant spending cuts combined with income tax increases only on […]

July 1, 2011

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 […]

June 29, 2011

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. […]

June 22, 2011
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