A bill that would ban human cloning in Minnesota is making its way through the Legislature. The bill’s sponsor says he is promoting it as a preventive measure. Today’s Question: Does Minnesota need a law to prohibit human cloning?
Republican legislators want to hold spending to current levels to address Minnesota’s fiscal problems; Democratic Gov. Mark Dayton wants to raise taxes on upper-income Minnesotans. Today’s Question: What’s the best way to close Minnesota’s budget deficit?
Minnesota legislators have voted to lift the state’s ban on new nuclear power plants. But that was before the crisis in Japan, where several reactors have been crippled following last week’s earthquake. Today’s Question: What’s the future of nuclear power?
Minnesota spends more than $65 million a year to house about 600 sex offenders who have been indefinitely committed. About 50 offenders are added to the system every year. And already, Minnesota has the highest number of civilly committed sex offenders, per capita, of any state in the nation. Today’s Question: How should society deal Read more →
Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker’s bid to strip most public employees of most collective bargaining rights is moving forward. Today’s Question: What will be the lasting impact of the Wisconsin union standoff?
Today a member of Congress plans to hold hearings on what he calls the radicalization of American Muslims. Critics say the hearings will fan the flames of anti-Muslim hatred. Today’s Question: What do you think about the hearings on Muslim “radicalization”?
Gov. Mark Dayton says the teacher licensure bill was an example of bipartisan compromise for leaders to follow as they grapple with the budget and other issues. Today’s Question: What compromises would you like to see this legislative session?
In Libya, Moammar Gadhafi is using aircraft against his own people. Voices in the U.S. Senate and elsewhere are calling for a no-fly zone over Libya to stop him. Today’s Question: Should the United States use its military to intervene in Libya?
The U.S. Postal Service is losing hundreds of millions of dollars a year. It says it will be unable to pay its bills this year unless Congress lets it stop Saturday delivery. Today’s Question: Do you need the U.S. Postal Service?
With oil prices rising and the Middle East in turmoil, the Interior Department has approved the first deepwater drilling permit in the Gulf of Mexico since last year’s BP disaster. Today’s Question: How aggressive should the United States be in developing its own sources of oil?