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May 28, 2019
Minnesota lawmakers returned for a one-day special session Friday, May, 24, 2019, which ran into the early morning hours. The Capitol is pictured here just before sunrise as lawmakers wrapped up their work Saturday, May 25, 2019. Dana Ferguson/ Forum News Service
Here's a look at who came away with wins and losses in the 2019 legislative session
May 28, 2019 - 3:41pm
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 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 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
April 5, 2019
Minnesota Capitol. Forum News Service
MN Capitol Notebook: Gas tax hike reaches roadblock, gun control bills cause standoff
April 5, 2019 - 10:31am
Minnesota Gov. Tim Walz delivers his first State of the State Wednesday night, April 3, speech since taking office early this year. Don Davis / Forum News Service
'Take plenty of Excedrin': A call to work together and more conflict at MN Capitol
April 5, 2019 - 10:23am
March 29, 2019
Lawmakers returned to the Minnesota State Capitol Jan. 8, 2019, for the reconvening of the Legislature. Michael Brun / Forum News Service
MN Capitol notebook: Gun control bills reemerge, spending targets leave $2 billion gap
March 29, 2019 - 4:07pm
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 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
May 26, 2017
Minnesota state Sen. Bill Weber, facing camera, visits Rep. Joe Schomacker early Friday, May 26, 2017, in the waning hours of a special legislative session. Both are from Luverne. Don Davis / Forum News Service
UPDATE: Dayton to decide whether to OK spending plan by Tuesday
May 26, 2017 - 4:54pm
May 24, 2017
Hundreds gathered in the Minnesota Capitol Wednesday, May 24, 2017, to urge Gov. Mark Dayton to veto bills funding the $46 billion state budget. Don Davis / Forum News Service
Minnesota lawmakers plan to wrap up special session Thursday as hundreds protest
May 24, 2017 - 9:10pm