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June 10, 2019
Gov. Tim Walz signed into law his first budget bill surrounded by preschool students at Bruce Vento Elementary School on Thursday, May 30, 2019. Dana Ferguson / Forum News Service
Walz offers 'down payment' on making Minnesota the 'education state'
June 10, 2019 - 4:19pm
June 7, 2019
Children play with Play-Doh at Summer Emison's daycare in West Duluth on March 28.Left to right, Echo Kedrowski, Ethan Melde, LaNyiah Williams, Olivia Schaffer, DeMariante Williams, and Chance Barry. David Ballard Photography
Greater Minnesota asked lawmakers to help solve the child care crisis. Here's what happened
June 7, 2019 - 4:34pm
May 31, 2019
The sun begins to rise behind the Minnesota state Capitol building hours before the Legislature wrapped up a special session on Saturday, May 25, 2019. Dana Ferguson / Forum News Service
A 'mixed bag' for Greater Minnesota as state budget bills become law
May 31, 2019 - 3:45pm
May 30, 2019
Gov. Tim Walz signed into law his first budget bill surrounded by preschool students at Bruce Vento Elementary School on Thursday, May 30, 2019. Dana Ferguson / Forum News Service
Walz signs $543 million education bill, plans to greenlight rest of $48 billion budget
May 30, 2019 - 3:55pm
May 24, 2019
House Speaker Melissa Hortman, DFL-Brooklyn Park, and House Majority Leader Ryan Winkler, DFL-Golden Valley, spoke with reporters ahead of a special session on May 24 that they hoped would last one day. Dana Ferguson / Forum News Service
UPDATED: With $48 billion in the balance, Minnesota lawmakers return for special session
May 24, 2019 - 11:54am
May 23, 2019
Nicole Smith-Holt speaks with reporters at the Capitol on Monday, May 13. Advocates for Minnesotans with Type 1 diabetes hope lawmakers will approve legislation aimed at providing emergency access to insulin for those who can't afford it. Dana Ferguson / Forum News Service
Minnesota lawmakers worry about mistakes in rush to pass state budget, special session planned for Friday
May 23, 2019 - 2:42pm
May 20, 2019
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
May 20, 2019 - 12:18pm
May 19, 2019
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. Dana Ferguson / Forum News Service
Walz, legislative leaders strike budget deal, drop gas tax hike
May 19, 2019 - 8:17pm
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 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
Supporters of a 2% tax on medical providers rallied at the Capitol Thursday, May 16, 2019, and urged lawmakers to keep the tax in place rather than letting it expire this year. The tax funds Medicaid and Medical Assistance in Minnesota. Dana Ferguson / Forum News Service
Patients, advocates make last pleas to lawmakers as session clock ticks down
May 16, 2019 - 5:22pm
May 15, 2019
Gov. Tim Walz on Wednesday, May 15, 2019, said budget negotiations were entering a "really important time," but offered few details to reporters about what was going on behind closed doors. Dana Ferguson / Forum News Service
Walz says budget talks entering 'really important time,' offers few details
May 15, 2019 - 5:11pm
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 7, 2019
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 6, 2019
It's a typical scene for this time of year: The Minnesota Capitol press corps grilling a legislative leader coming out of budget negotiations. In this case, reporters are asking questions of Senate Majority Leader Paul Gazelka on Monday, May 6, 2019, right after he left a meeting with other key lawmakers and Gov. Tim Walz. Don Davis / Forum News Service
'It’s obvious we’ve got a ways to go': Legislative leaders miss deadline after days of negotiations
May 6, 2019 - 3:37pm
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