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Legislative leaders and Gov. Tim Walz on Sunday, May 19, 2019, announced a two-year budget plan with a day left in the regular legislative session. John Autey / John Autey Photography
Minnesota's ‘last’ legislative day ugly but not really the last
11 hours 24 min ago
May 19, 2019
Letter: Less time posturing, more time legislating
May 19, 2019 - 6:08am
May 18, 2019
Hundreds of Minnesota teachers on Saturday, May 18, 2019, filled the Capitol rotunda to support efforts to boost state funding to public schools. Dana Ferguson / Forum News Service
Throwing in the towel or planning for the worst? Lawmakers prep for end-of-session fiasco
May 18, 2019 - 4:47pm
May 17, 2019
Gov. Tim Walz spoke with reporters between a round of budget negotiation talks on Monday, May 13. Dana Ferguson / Forum News Service
MN Capitol Notebook: No word on budget deal as end date approaches
May 17, 2019 - 5:18pm
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
May 11, 2019
The Road Zipper, a bus-sized machine, moves 1500-pound concrete blocks to expand the eastbound lanes of I-94 traffic from two lanes to three, in order to accommodate rush hour traffic flowing east out of downtown St. Paul June 20, 2017. Democrats want to raise taxes and fees to pay for road and bridge projects. Republicans want to use existing funds. Scott Takushi / St. Paul Pioneer Press
Lawmakers’ budget differences are about more than just numbers
May 11, 2019 - 6:13pm
May 10, 2019
Tim Flaherty speaks at a meeting years ago. In 2019, he is retiring as Coalition of Greater Minnesota Cities lobbyist. Courtesy of the Coalition of Greater Minnesota Cities
Observations by a veteran greater Minnesota lobbyist
May 10, 2019 - 7:00am
Tim Flaherty speaks at a meeting years ago. In 2019, he is retiring as Coalition of Greater Minnesota Cities lobbyist. Courtesy of the Coalition of Greater Minnesota Cities
Retiring lobbyist kept greater Minnesota out of ‘hurt bag’
May 10, 2019 - 6:30am
May 9, 2019
Four new members of the University of Minnesota Board of Regents posed for photos in the House of Representatives on Thursday, May 9, 2019 shortly after they were elected by the Legislature. From left, Janie Mayeron, Mike Kenyanya, Kao Ly Ilean Her and Mary Davenport. Dana Ferguson / Forum News Service
Lawmakers elect four new members to the University of Minnesota Board of Regents
May 9, 2019 - 5:11pm
May 8, 2019
Gov. Tim Walz and Lt. Gov. Peggy Flanagan spoke Wednesday, May 8, 2019, at an event highlighting efforts to keep drinking water safe. Dana Ferguson / Forum News Service
Will they take the bait? Spending talks in limbo but deal could come at fishing opener
May 8, 2019 - 4:36pm
May 7, 2019
After delay, Minnesota lawmakers to appoint new U of M regents
May 7, 2019 - 6:23pm
Minnesota Senate Majority Leader Paul Gazelka answers a reporter's question about budget talks on Monday, May 6, 2019. With him is Senate Finance Chairwoman Julie Rosen. Don Davis / Forum News Service
Friction after Republicans push to drop gas tax hike, Hortman fires back
May 7, 2019 - 11:15am
May 5, 2019
Matt Grossell
Minnesota lawmaker arrested after incidents at hotel bar, Regions Hospital, police say
May 5, 2019 - 4:45pm
May 4, 2019
Matt Grossell
Minnesota lawmaker arrested for trespassing
May 4, 2019 - 10:18pm
Michael Brun / Forum News Service
Minnesota party leaders start miles apart on gas tax, fees for roads and bridges
May 4, 2019 - 7:35pm