In the 2016 presidential election the candidates who spoke directly about jobs and job creation seemed to get the most votes. But what does that mean? Will they live up to their promises? Is there capital coming in and jobs that need to be done? Or should the government have a hand in job creation?
It's part 2 of our podcast on jobs. This time Aaron and Chuck are looking at what increased productivity that was supposed to mean workers would have more time for learning or families or becoming entrepreneurs. But automation and increased productivity often meant a loss of jobs and a change in community.
In this final installment of the Dig Deep podcast on jobs Chuck and Aaron look ahead. Is the model of job creation outdated? Who should be creating jobs and how much should people be paid? These are all questions that guide this conversation.
This week we had a chance to check in with MN Senator Al Franken (D). He told us about a new bill that he and Senator Amy Klobuchar are sponsoring that amends the Affordable Care Act to bring down pricing of prescription drugs.
Senator Justin Eichorn (R) from District 5 of the Minnesota Senate is currently serving his first term in office. He stopped by KAXE studios to tell us what the experience is like and what bills he is currently working on in the MN Legislature.