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Minnesota state Sen. Bill Weber, facing camera, visits Rep. Joe Schomacker early Friday, May 26, 2017, in the waning hours of a special legislative session. Both are from Luverne. Don Davis / Forum News Service
Rough legislative road smooths out at end
29 min 32 sec ago
May 24, 2017
Hundreds gathered in the Minnesota Capitol Wednesday, May 24, 2017, to urge Gov. Mark Dayton to veto bills funding the $46 billion state budget. Don Davis / Forum News Service
Minnesota lawmakers plan to wrap up special session Thursday as hundreds protest
May 24, 2017 - 9:10pm
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 19, 2017
Minnesota House Speaker Kurt Daudt explains a new Republican budget plan Friday, May 19, 2017. With him is Senate Majority Leader Paul Gazelka. Don Davis / Forum News Service
Minnesota GOP plans to send new round of budget bills to governor
May 19, 2017 - 8:30pm
May 16, 2017
Minnesota House Speaker Kurt Daudt, left, and Senate Majority Leader Paul Gazelka brief reporters Tuesday, May 16, 2017, on the status of state budget negotiations. Don Davis / Forum News Service
Minnesota budget still undone, but leaders report progress as deadline nears
May 16, 2017 - 7:03pm
May 10, 2017
Sen. Carla Nelson of Rochester walks through the Minnesota Senate building May 20, 2016. The building was quiet as legislative leaders met behind closed doors to work out details to end the session. The state Capitol buliding is in the background. Don Davis / Forum News Service
Minn. legislature slows budget work as senator heads to ill father
May 10, 2017 - 5:42pm
May 9, 2017
Minnesota Senate Majority Leader Paul Gazelka talks to reporters Tuesday, May 9, 2017, with House Majority Leader Joyce Peppin watching. They had just emerged from budget talks with the governor. Don Davis / Forum News Service
MN Legislature moves on budget, without governor deal
May 9, 2017 - 8:54pm
April 27, 2017
Former Minnesota legislator Cal Larson of Fergus Falls listens as he is introduced in the state House Thursday, April 27, 2017. This year is the 50th anniversary of when he was first elected to the House. Don Davis / Forum News Service
Real state budget talks start with Minnesota two-step
April 27, 2017 - 4:41pm
April 21, 2017
Chief Justice Lori Gildea of the Minnesota Supreme Court  on Thursday, April 20, 2017, makes what is thought to be the first chief justice apperance in front of a state House-Senate conference committee. Don Davis / Forum News Service
Minn. chief justice worries about legislative budget plans
April 21, 2017 - 5:27pm
More than 400 traffic cones, each representing a 2016 traffic death, sit in front of Wright County Sheriff Joe Haggerty on Wednesday, April 19, 2017, as he speaks to a gathering encourging Minnesota leaders to reach a deal on a transportation funding plan. Don Davis / Forum News Service
Capitol Chatter: Transportation funding may be on the move
April 21, 2017 - 3:12pm
April 20, 2017
Minn. Senate votes to limit local power on minimum wage, related issues
April 20, 2017 - 3:21pm
April 18, 2017
A crowd gathers Tuesday, April 18, 2017, to support Minnesota House Minority Leader Melissa Hortman. They rallied to back her comments about white male lawmakers not listening to women of color. Don Davis / Forum News Service
Minnesota governor expects GOP transportation plan to win
April 18, 2017 - 5:57pm
April 8, 2017
Deep into session, Minn. legislators look for starting line
April 8, 2017 - 2:45pm
March 5, 2017
Minnesota Senate Majority Leader Paul Gazelka   Forum News Service file photo
Minnesota Senate leader expects abortion funding bill to go to Dayton
March 5, 2017 - 5:04pm
March 3, 2017
Minnesota state Rep. Julie Sandstede of Hibbing wonders on Tuesday, Feb. 14, 2017, if a bill providing tax breaks to teachers who get advanced degrees in the fields they teach would help speciality teachers.  Don Davis / Forum News Service
Rapid session greets Minnesota legislative freshmen
March 3, 2017 - 11:14pm
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