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May 21, 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
Lawmakers leave St. Paul in state of legislative limbo, special session imminent
May 21, 2019 - 1:37am
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 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 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
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 13, 2019
Gov. Tim Walz spoke with reporters between a round of budget negotiation talks on Monday, May 13. Dana Ferguson / Forum News Service
At Minnesota Capitol, budget talks heat up, moms make final pitch to secure insulin access
May 13, 2019 - 5:56pm
May 11, 2019
Minnesota Senate Minority Leader Tom Bakk, DFL-Cook, at far left, Senate Majority Leader Paul Gazelka, R-Nisswa, left, and House Speaker Melissa Hortman, DFL-Brooklyn Park, share a laugh at the Governor's Fishing Opener on Saturday, May 11, 2019, in Albert Lea. Dana Ferguson / Forum News Service
Walz, legislative leaders net walleye, fail to reel in budget deal
May 11, 2019 - 3:12pm
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
May 3, 2019
Minnesota Gov. Tim Walz and Lt. Gov. Peggy Flanagan on Friday, May 3, 2019, rallied with supporters of a statewide paid family and medical leave program at the Capitol. Dana Ferguson / Forum News Service
MN Capitol Notebook: 'Political theater' on display as budget talks start
May 3, 2019 - 4:15pm
May 2, 2019
Minnesota Gov. Tim Walz on Thursday, May 2, 2019, held a news conference with hospital CEOs from around the state to advocate in support of retaining a 2% tax on medical providers. Dana Ferguson / Forum News Service
Walz pushes to keep medical provider tax as budget talks begin
May 2, 2019 - 5:01pm
May 1, 2019
Minnesota Capitol. Forum News Service
Here are the biggest sticking points lawmakers will face as they try to write a budget
May 1, 2019 - 4:15pm
April 26, 2019
Minnesota Capitol. Forum News Service
MN Capitol Notebook: Marathon floor sessions make way for the session's biggest debates
April 26, 2019 - 2:35pm