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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
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February 17, 2018
Kurt Daudt. Special to Forum News Service
Lawmakers to attend sexual harassment training: Committee seats at stake, Daudt says
February 17, 2018 - 10:43am
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
January 5, 2018
The Minnesota Senate on May 1, 2017. Don Davis / Forum News Service
Capitol Chatter: Special legislative election takes on statewide importance
January 5, 2018 - 2:38pm
November 18, 2017
Minnesota Senate Majority Leader Paul Gazelka
Paul Gazelka: The Brainerd man for the statewide Republican moment
November 18, 2017 - 10:37pm
November 16, 2017
Minnesota House Speaker Kurt Daudt of Crown says on Thursday, Nov. 16, 2017, that he will take any representative who does not take sex harassment prevention training off their legislative committees. Don Davis / Forum News Service
Minnesota House members must take harassment prevention training or lose committees
November 16, 2017 - 5:00pm
Minnesota legislative leaders listen to Senate Secretary Cal Ludeman on Thursday, Nov. 16, 2017, as they consider how to react to a governor's veto of Legislature funding. From left are Assistant Senate Majority Leader Gary Dahms of Redwood Falls, Senate Majority Leader Paul Gazelka of Nisswa, Senate President Michelle Fischbach of Paynesville, House Speaker Kurt Daudt of Crown, House Majority Leader Joyce Peppin of Rogers and Rep. Chaska. Don Davis / Forum News Service
Court says Minnesota Legislature has enough money to remain open
November 16, 2017 - 2:29pm
November 12, 2017
Gazelka reacts to Schoen sexual harassment allegations
November 12, 2017 - 7:31pm
November 8, 2017
Senate Majority Leader Paul Gazelka of Nisswa announces on Wednesday, Nov. 8, 2017, that the Senate could furlough its employees as early as Dec. 1 in a funding dispute with Gov. Mark Dayton. With Gazelka is Sen. Gary Dahms of Redwood Falls. David Oakes / Minnesota Senate
Funding dispute could force MN Senate to lay off workers Dec. 1
November 8, 2017 - 5:11pm
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
July 14, 2017
Commissioner Myron Frans of Minnesota's finance agency talks in early 2017 about the state budget. In July, he said that the current two-year budget is tight and several factors could cause financial problems. Don Davis / Forum News Service
Capitol Chatter: Dayton administration worries about tight budget
July 14, 2017 - 12:26pm
May 31, 2017
Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton listens to a reporter's question about budget negotiations at the Legislature on Thursday, May 11, 2017. Don Davis / Forum News Service
Legislature lays groundwork to sue Minnesota governor
May 31, 2017 - 5:20pm
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