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December 23, 2012
New crop of Minn. lawmakers will factor into session predicted to be bumpy
December 23, 2012 - 11:28pm
November 29, 2012
Policies and politics quiet ahead of the new session
November 29, 2012 - 12:00am
February 20, 2012
Update: New Minnesota district maps out at 1 p.m. Tuesday
February 20, 2012 - 10:58am
January 21, 2012
Three of the key Minnesota policymakers talk about what they expect to happen in the 2012 legislative session. From left are House Speaker Kurt Zellers, Gov. Mark Dayton and Senate Majority Leader Dave Senjem. Don Davis/ForumCommunications Co
Smiles precede legislative work
January 21, 2012 - 12:00am
January 5, 2011
Sen. Joe Gimse, R-Willmar, right, smiles Tuesday as friend Nola Zane of Willmar snaps his picture in the Senate chambers. Friends and family members filled the chambers and galleries as all 201 Minnesota lawmakers were sworn in. Gimse will chair the Senate Transportation Committee. Tribune photo by Don Davis
On first legislative day, smiles trump overwhelming challenges
January 5, 2011 - 12:00am
January 3, 2011
Cooperation is the key for Dayton and Republicans
January 3, 2011 - 12:00am
November 17, 2010
A trio of Republicans listens Wednesday as their legislative leaders announce who will lead committees. Rep.-elect Sondra Erickson of Princeton will lead the House Education Reform Committee while Sen.-elect Doug Magnus of Slayton, right, will chair the Senate Agriculture Committee. In the middle is House majority leader-designate Matt Dean of Dellwood.
GOP committee chairman are a mix from across the state
November 17, 2010 - 12:28pm
May 18, 2010
It is understandable why Rep. Tom Huntley of Duluth napped early Monday. As chairman of the Minnesota House health and human services finance committee, he has worked longer hours than most lawmakers in recent days trying to come up with a budget compromise. Lawmakers waited for hours to see the final budget bill. Don Davis/Forum Communications Co.
Legislators end hard year with balanced budget
May 18, 2010 - 12:00am
May 16, 2010
Bumpy ending leaves lawmakers conflicted
May 16, 2010 - 5:47pm
February 11, 2010
Governor's ability to make cuts facing stiff opposition
February 11, 2010 - 12:00am
February 10, 2010
Gov. Tim Pawlenty announces Tuesday that he wants first-de-gree sex offender sentences to more than double to 25 years. Tribune photo by Don Davis
Gov. wants longer sentences for those convicted of first-degree sex crimes
February 10, 2010 - 12:00am
House Democrats want public insight on government reform
February 10, 2010 - 12:00am
May 30, 2009
Let's Go Fishing survives choppy waters
May 30, 2009 - 12:00am
May 20, 2009
Senate Taxes Chairman Tom Bakk, DFL-Cook, left, listens to a debate in this undated photo. Bakk wants to extend the sales tax to clothing items to raise funding for the state's problematic budget. Tribune photo by Scott Wente
Unruly, uncommunicative, unacceptable
May 20, 2009 - 12:00am
May 6, 2009
Legislative breakfast set for this weekend cancelled
May 6, 2009 - 12:00am