women in politics

We want to extend our thanks to the NW MN Women's fund for their support of recent listening sessions with women in northern MN.  For National Women's History Month they were looking for projects that were centered on:

“NEVERTHELESS SHE PERSISTED: Honoring Women Who Fight All Forms of Discrimination Against Women.”

http://www.murphyformn.com

Rep. Erin Murphy is a DFL legislator from St. Paul (64A).  She was the first person to announce she is running for MN Governor in 2018 and this week, while she was on a tour in northern MN, she joined us in the studio for Making Sausage.  You can read Patrick Condon's piece from the Star Tribune here.

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.

http://www.house.leg.state.mn.us

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. 

www.desmoinesregister.com

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. 

Read more here. 

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