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March 14, 2018
Sharing a laugh cannot be a bad sign. Gov. Mark Dayton got Senate President Michelle Fischbach and House Speaker Kurt Daudt to laugh Wednesday night, March 14, 2018, as the governor delivered his State of the State speech. Don Davis / Forum News Service
Dayton looks back, ahead in his last State of State speech
March 14, 2018 - 9:15pm
March 12, 2018
Minnesota state Sen. Matt LIttle of Lakeville  talks about a bill Monday, March 12, 2018, he sponsors that would extend background checks to all firearms sales in the state. With him are Sens. Paul Anderson of Plymouth and  Scott Jensen of Chaska. Don Davis / Forum News Service
Committees unlikely to take up Minnesota gun bills
March 12, 2018 - 6:16pm
February 21, 2018
Minnesota Senate President Michelle Fischbach, also the state lieutenant governor, presides over the Senate on opening day of the session on Tuesday, Feb. 20, 2018. Democrats say Fischbach, a Republican, cannot hold both offices. David Oakes / Senate photographer
New suit against Fishbach may depend on election timing
February 21, 2018 - 10:31am
February 16, 2018
Senate Minority Leader Tom Bakk of Cook is center of attention as he answers a reporter's question during a Tuesday, Feb. 13, 2018, Forum News Service-sponsored pre-session briefing. From left are Bakk, Senate Majority Leader Paul Gazelka, Gov. Mark Dayton, House Speaker Kurt Daudt and House Minority Leader Melissa Hortman. David Oakes / Minnesota Senate photographer
Minnesota lawmakers must pass own budget, but not much work mandatory
February 16, 2018 - 10:44am
February 13, 2018
Gov. Mark Dayton, left, and House Speaker Kurt Daudt take a 'selfie' before the start of a question and answer session on the upcoming Legislative session at the Minnesota State Senate Building on Tuesday, Feb, 13, 2018. John Autey / St. Paul Pioneer Press
Dayton, legislative leaders: We get along just fine, thanks
February 13, 2018 - 6:46pm
February 9, 2018
Minnesota's political leaders do not always agree when they sit at the same table answering reporters' questions. Here, in a 2016 pre-session briefing, Gov. Mark Dayton, left, and House Speaker Kurt Daudt discuss a difference. They will be at the same table on Tuesday, Feb. 13, 2018, previewing this year's legislative session. Zach Kayser / Forum News Service
Gov. Dayton, legislative leaders to answer questions together
February 9, 2018 - 11:50am
November 17, 2017
Minnesota House Majority Leader Joyce Peppin of Rogers says on Thursday, Nov. 16, 2017, that she knows of no more sex harassment allegations that may arise in the House. Don Davis / Forum News Service
Minnesota House members must take harassment prevention training or lose committees
November 17, 2017 - 6:29pm
Minnesota Senate President Michelle Fischbach of Paynesville and House Speaker Kurt Daudt of Crown get in a laugh before a Thursday, Nov. 16, 2017, meeting in which legislative leaders discussed the goveror's veto of Legisalture funding. Don Davis / Forum News Service
Court says Minnesota Legislature has enough money to remain open
November 17, 2017 - 2:45pm
August 28, 2017
Chief Justice Lorie Skjerven Gildea asks questions during oral arguments in The Ninetieth Minnesota State Senate, et al. vs. Mark B. Dayton, et al as the Minnesota Supreme Court meets at the State Capitol in St. Paul on Monday, Aug. 28, 2017. Pool photo / Leila Navidi
'Can we just get to it?' justice asks about Dayton's legislative funding vetoes
August 28, 2017 - 7:47pm
July 19, 2017
Judge says Dayton wrong when he 'effectively abolished the Legislature'
July 19, 2017 - 5:28pm
May 27, 2017
Minnesota state Rep. Dave Baker of Willmar rests his head in his hand early Friday, May 26, 2017, as a Minnesota special legislative winds down. Don Davis / Forum News Service
Minnesota special session wraps up $46 billion budget
May 27, 2017 - 1:00am
May 24, 2017
The Minnesota Capitol is lit up at sunrise Wednesday, May 24, 2017, as legislators inside debate tax and education bills. It was the first day of a special session to finish passing a $46 billion state budget. Don Davis / Forum News Service
Another day, another missed Minnesota legislative deadline
May 24, 2017 - 9:00am
May 11, 2017
Minnesota state Reps. Mary Murphy of Hermantown and Greg Davids of Preston talk on the House floor Wednesday, May 10, 2017, as fellow lawmakers debate a transportation funding bill. Don Davis / Forum News Service
Legislature slows budget work as senator heads to ill father
May 11, 2017 - 9:30am
May 10, 2017
Protesters stand near microphones awaiting legislative leaders coming out of budget negoiatons with the Minnesota governor Tuesday, May 9, 2017. Don Davis / Forum News Service
MN Legislature moves on budget, without governor deal
May 10, 2017 - 8:59am
April 21, 2017
Minn. Senate votes to limit local power on minimum wage, related issues
April 21, 2017 - 3:00pm