At Issue: March 20 — 1-on-1 with Mike Murphy, Bakk retiring, latest budget proposals

With the updated economic forecast, Gov. Tim Walz unveiled his new state budget proposal.

The governor tripled his earlier proposal of sending direct payments back to Minnesotans while Republicans are pushing to slash taxes to avoid future surpluses of this magnitude.

Also, Lexington Mayor Mike Murphy, one of the candidates for governor, joins “At Issue” for a one-on-one interview.

Plus, Sen. Tom Bakk announced his plans to retire at the end of the year. Political analysts discuss Bakk’s influence and the state’s budget surplus.