The Matt McNeil Show – February 28, 2022

Hour 1 segment 1: Weekend recap including lots of solidarity being shown in Minneapolis for Ukraine. How Minnesota’s budget surplus could be spent (or used as tax cuts) this session.

Hour 1 segment 2: An idea for how to use the state budget surplus: use the money to repay cities (like Minneapolis) that have paid millions out due to lawsuits with police misconduct.

Hour 1 segment 3: Our Democrat of the Day is Heather Edelson of district 49A (soon 50A after redistricting), which includes portions of the southwest metro.

Hour 1 segment 4: Wrapping up hour 1.

Hour 2 segment 1: Ukraine continues to hold off the Russians from entering Kiev. The MN COVID-19 update. Then Dr. Joe Eastman joins to talk about his latest data on COVID, the trend of declining cases and origins of the virus.

Hour 2 segment 2: How nearly 1 million Americans have died of COVID thanks for selfishness from anti-maskers and anti-vaxxers.

Hour 2 segment 3: A recap of the wacky weekend at CPAC. A look at who could be running in MN’s 1st congressional district to replace the late Jim. Hagedorn.

Hour 2 segment 4: Downtown Minneapolis makes a comeback. Cook County becomes Minnesota’s first county to call a climate emergency, an effort started by a few local teenagers.