women in politics

MN House of Representatives

Freshman Republican Representative Sandy Layman (Cohasset) from District 5B talked with us at the beginning of the session, and she checks back in to talk about this session having to do with changes in the IRRRB.  Rep. Layman was the IRRRB director  during Governor Tim Pawlenty's two terms in office.

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This week on our political conversation Making Sausage DFL Commentator Colleen Nardone and I had the chance to talk about the end of the MN Legislative Session with the House Minority Leader Representative Melissa Hortman.  She gave us the inside scoop and we also talked with her about the speech she gave on the floor of the MN House that got her national recognition. 

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Senator Amy Klobuchar (D) joined us this week to talk about jobs.  In other countries apprenticeship is more widely used.  She told us about the American Apprenticeship Act she has introduced. 

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Jamie Becker-Finn was elected to the Minnesota Legislature for the first time last November, as Representative of the people of House District 42B. Jamie, who is a member of the Democratic Farmer Labor party, grew up in the Cass Lake area and graduated from Cass Lake High School. She is married, has two young children, and works as an attorney.

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Lt. Governor Tina Smith talked with us today about some of the issues she and Governor Mark Dayton are concentrating on including making childcare more affordable, rural broadband and property tax relief for agricultural lands.  What are your concerns this legislative session?  Send them our way

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