Join Shannon Loehrke for Capitol Report, a weekly public affairs program featuring Minnesota state policymakers' perspectives on pressing state issues and pending legislation.
State Lawmakers Work to Jump-Start Economy08/05/2020 Duración: 28min
On this week's program, COVID-19's impact on the state budget prompts lawmakers to readjust state priorities. Capitol Report moderator Shannon Loehrke talks with Senate Tax Chair Roger Chamberlain about the proposed $330 million dollar Cornavirus Economic Recovery Act, and Senate DFL leaders promote a $2.3 billion dollar bonding bill to ignite construction projects. Also on the program, lawmakers explain the necessity of rural internet access for distance learning and telehealth, and the Senate bans the use of trichloroethylene (TCE). Plus, a look at efforts to slow the COVID-19-related infection rate in long-term care facilities.
Maintaining Oversight of Pandemic Efforts, Addressing Changing Landscape01/05/2020 Duración: 28min
State lawmakers had a very busy week addressing the impact of COVID-19 on Minnesota's institutions and services. On this week's program, moderator Shannon Loehrke talks with key lawmakers about their efforts to ensure legislative oversight of federal COVID-19 funds, assist higher institutions as they navigate a changing landscape, and maintain necessary services that allow the disabled community to live independent lives.