Professor Takes Legislature To Task

Host Marty Owings talks to Professor Tom O'Connell, Chair of the Metropolitan State Universities Social Science Department. While we often talk about legislation in the specific, O'Connell went to a more abstract level, pointing out our founding fathers wanted to make it difficult for the majority to rule. He characterized current attempts to amend the constitution as, "The Constitution is being used as a substitute for initiative and referendum."

And about today's announcement that a deal has been made to put a new Viking's stadium in Arden Hills : "?The Romans had it right--bread and circuses" instead of worrying about the budget or other social issues.

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Capitol Conversations broadcasts LIVE every Tuesday at 6 pm CST from the Minnesota State Capitol in Saint Paul. Hosts Marty Owings and Ahndi Fridell, Producer Craig Stellmacher and Associate Producer Susan Maricle.