Hour 1 segments 1/2: A driver hits uptown protesters, killing one and injuring others. Matt criticizes some of the local media coverage (mainly Star Tribune) as they seem to be covering for the driver saying drugs and/or alcohol may have contributed and that they were attacked by protestors after the crash. And Republicans will still continue to push draconian anti-protestor laws.
Hour 1 segment 3: Dana Ferguson of the Forum News Service joins Matt to talk about the special session in MN. They discuss the extension of Governor Tim Walz’s emergency powers, which areas of the budget are still being negotiated, contentious policy issues like school vouchers and clean car standards and more.
Hour 1 segment 4: FOX9 reports neighbors in a Brooklyn Park subdivision say the suspect who hit and killed a man Saturday night terrorized their neighborhood with his abusive and threatening behavior.
Hour 2 segment 1: DFL Senate minority leader Susan Kent (district 53) joins Matt to talk about the special session that convened today. They discuss what Governor Walz’s emergency powers actually entail, negotiating with Paul Gazelka (and the lack of cooperation he has with Democrats), making sure MN avoids an eviction cliff when the eviction moratorium ends, SNAP benefits, redistricting and more.
Hour 2 segment 2: The difficulty Republicans will have when trying to gerrymander Minnesota. And it’s more Minnesota Republican infighting, this time between Rep. Erik Mortensen and Sen. Dave Osmek (with Osmek calling Mortensen the village idiot among other things).
Hour 2 segment 3: A Minnesota appeals court upholds Line 3 pipeline approval. Matt explains the many reasons why Line 3 won’t benefit Minnesota, including possible pipeline spills and a lack of local Minnesota jobs. The MN COVID-19 update. And some unsettling stats on how virtually every person in an ICU bed is unvaccinated.
Hour 2 segment 4: The Star Tribune reports a MN woman bought 47 guns last month. Police are already finding them in shooting investigations. How were there not any flags on her when purchasing all these guns when they’re being used for crimes all around the state.