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Minnesota Citizens' Forum: Education
Monday February 15, 1999

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Spending the Surplus
January 11 1999

Steve Sviggum
Speaker of the House
Roger D. Moe
Senate Majority Leader
Jesse Ventura

This month's guests are: Gov. Jesse Ventura, House Speaker Steve Sviggum, Senate Majority Leader Roger Moe, and Children, Families and Learning Commissioner Christine Jax. The topic is: K-12 education issues and priorities in the governor's budget. We expect a great deal of discussion about the Profile of Learning, funding for public schools, class sizes, etc.

The hosts are: MPR's Political correspondent Martin Kaste, and Lou Harvin, co-host of KTCA's Newsnight Minnesota.

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