Special Session


Recently, Governor Walz announced budget cuts in the Corrections Department of Minnesota.  Democrats believe this to be a partisan issue related to how the special sessions have become bogged down and strayed away from bonding and the supplemental budget.

A statewide conversation with Minnesota’s Lieutenant Governor Peggy Flanagan.  It is a time for all of us to learn about the State of Minnesota's response to this COVID-19 pandemic.   

DFL Representative Melissa Hortman was elected in 2004 to the MN House and is from Brooklyn Park, MN.  She currently serves as the Speaker of the House.  Rep. Hortman joins Heidi Holtan on the Friday Morning Show to talk about the 2020 MN Legislative Sessions.

Heidi Holtan

Walker Orenstein, state politics reporter for MinnPost, joins Heidi Holtan on the Thursday Morning Show to talk about the passing of the criminal justice reform bill on Tuesday of this week.  Walker talks about the origins of the bill in the past during the regular session and the first special session and the compromises made to pass it in the second session.  He talks about the criticism on the passing of the bi

Heidi Holtan

A special session of the 2020 MN Legislature is not a surprise – due in large part to a bonding bill that did not get passed and also the unusual circumstances of COVID-19.  But now, with the killing of George Floyd a new agenda for special session by Democrats has emerged.  Minn Post Reporter Walker Orenstein talked with us this morning on KAXE/KBXE.