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May 16, 2019
State Sen. Roger Chamberlain, R-Lino Lakes, on Thursday, May 16, 2019, presented a bill that would extend state government funding at levels slightly above existing ones should legislative leaders reach an impasse in negotiations. Dana Ferguson / Forum News Service
Minnesota Republicans prep backup plan as budget talks press on
May 16, 2019 - 7:12pm
May 14, 2019
Minnesota Senate Majority Leader Paul Gazelka, R-Nisswa, spoke with reporters on Tuesday, May 7, 2019, following a budget negotiation talk in the governor's office. Dana Ferguson / Forum News Service
Minnesota budget talks pick up as clock ticks down to strike a deal
May 14, 2019 - 5:13pm
April 5, 2019
Minnesota Gov. Tim Walz delivers his first State of the State Wednesday night, April 3, speech since taking office early this year. Don Davis / Forum News Service
'Take plenty of Excedrin': A call to work together and more conflict at MN Capitol
April 5, 2019 - 10:23am
April 4, 2019
Senate Majority Leader Paul Gazelka, R-Nisswa, on the Senate floor Jan. 8, 2019, at the recovening of the state legislature. Michael Brun / Forum News Service
Politics of gun control ‘debate’ get prickly at Minnesota Capitol
April 4, 2019 - 7:16pm
April 3, 2019
Minnesota Gov. Tim Walz delivers his first State of the State Wednesday night, April 3, speech since taking office early this year. Don Davis / Forum News Service
Kumbaya? At a crossroads, Walz urges lawmakers to write 'story' together
April 3, 2019 - 2:39pm
April 2, 2019
Gov. Tim Walz on Thursday, March 28, 2019, said he would negotiate with Republicans about his budget proposal but wouldn't bend on extending a tax on medical providers that funds health care for low-income people. Dana Ferguson / Forum News Service
Walz to urge lawmakers to listen to their 'better angels' in State of the State address
April 2, 2019 - 4:34pm
February 19, 2019
Minnesota Gov. Tim Walz on Tuesday, Feb. 19, 2019, presented his first budget proposal, which included a gas tax hike and more funding for schools. Dana Ferguson / FORUM NEWS SERVICE
Here's a quick look at what's in Gov. Tim Walz's first budget request
February 19, 2019 - 5:41pm
February 11, 2019
House Speaker Melissa Hortman, left, Gov. Tim Walz, center, and Senate Majority Leader Paul Gazelka, right, introduce new deadlines for finance bills at the Capitol on Monday, Feb. 11, 2019.
Minnesota governor, legislative leaders set deadlines to finish nearly $50 billion budget
February 11, 2019 - 12:22pm
January 8, 2019
Minnesota House members were sworn in Tuesday, Jan. 8, 2019, at the Capitol. Mike Longaecker / Forum News Service
Minnesota lawmakers push for early wins, signal splits are on the horizon
January 8, 2019 - 4:48pm
House Democrats elected Rep. Melissa Hortman to the position of Minnesota House Speaker Thursday, Nov. 8, in St. Paul.  Forum News Service photo
Minnesota Democrats pick new House Speaker
November 8, 2018 - 11:01pm
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
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
December 30, 2016
Legislative notebook: Minn. lawmakers urge better college funding in 2017
December 30, 2016 - 4:27pm
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