Minnesota State Capitol | Photo C. Stellmacher
by Steve Timmer
May 16, 2013, 12:00 PM

LeftMN interview with Melisa Franzen

On marriage equality, the anti-bullying bill, and a gas tax increase

LeftMN interview with Melisa Franzen from LEFT MN on Vimeo.

On Monday, May 13th, the date of the vote for marriage equality in the Senate, I spoke briefly with Senator Melisa Franzen about her vote on marriage equality, and the status of an anti-bullying bill she is is a sponsor of, and a gas tax amendment that she and a group of Senators have added to the transportation bill. As of the posting of this video both the anti-bullying bill and the gax tax are up in the air.

The House passed an anti-bullying bill that stripped protection for parochial and private schools but allowed them to keep the state aid they receive. Nice going, Jason.

Website sidekick Tony operated the camera.

Update: At about the 1:30 mark, you can see Professor Dale Carpenter from the U. of Minnesota Law School walk behind Melisa and me. Professor Carpenter is on the board of Minnesotans United.

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