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Walz says budget talks entering 'really important time,' offers few details
May 15, 2019 - 5:11pm
ST. PAUL — Minnesota legislative leaders and the governor on Wednesday, May 15, continued the second day of marathon budget talks, which they...
Minnesota budget talks pick up as clock ticks down to strike a deal
May 14, 2019 - 5:13pm
ST. PAUL — Legislative leaders and the governor reentered closed-door budget negotiations Tuesday, May 14, a day after they deadlocked and...
At Minnesota Capitol, budget talks heat up, moms make final pitch to secure insulin access
May 13, 2019 - 5:56pm
ST. PAUL -- State legislative leaders and the governor on Monday, May 13, again deadlocked over state spending with a week left to get their...
Will they take the bait? Spending talks in limbo but deal could come at fishing opener
May 8, 2019 - 4:36pm
ST. PAUL — Budget negotiation talks remained in limbo Wednesday, May 8, days after Minnesota legislative leaders and the governor deadlocked...
Here are the biggest sticking points lawmakers will face as they try to write a budget
May 1, 2019 - 4:15pm
ST. PAUL -- Some of the toughest fights of the year are set to start this week at the Capitol. Legislative leaders and the governor will come...
Red-flag, universal background check gun bills could get Senate hearing, key leader says
March 27, 2019 - 4:44pm
ST. PAUL -- Minnesota Senate Majority Leader Paul Gazelka said he'd be willing to hold hearings for a pair of gun control bills this year if...
Minnesota Senate advances plan to help cover health insurers' costs
March 11, 2019 - 5:27pm
ST. PAUL — The Minnesota Senate on Monday, March 11, advanced a proposal to keep subsidizing health insurance companies for three years, setting...
Walz okays emergency funding for MNLARS, tweaks to public works projects
March 5, 2019 - 1:30pm
ST. PAUL -- Gov. Tim Walz on Tuesday, March 5, signed into law his first two bills, an indication that Minnesota's divided Legislature could...
'Not doing these things is going to have consequences': Walz unveils $1.3B bonding bill
February 26, 2019 - 3:12pm
ST. PAUL -- The state should take advantage of the current low interest rates and pass a $1.3 billion bonding bill to cover the cost of a slate...
Greater Minnesota funds could come out unscathed in budget fights
February 20, 2019 - 4:42pm
ST. PAUL -- Plans to make historic investments in Greater Minnesota could sail through fights at the Capitol over contentious pieces of Gov....
Minnesota governor, legislative leaders set deadlines to finish nearly $50 billion budget
February 11, 2019 - 12:22pm
ST. PAUL -- The leaders of Minnesota's divided Legislature and Gov. Tim Walz on Monday, Feb. 11, set public deadlines for writing a nearly $47...
Minnesota lawmakers push for early wins, signal splits are on the horizon
January 8, 2019 - 4:48pm
ST. PAUL -- A class of new lawmakers took their oaths of office Tuesday, Jan. 8, establishing a new order in the statehouse and setting the stage...
Here are 4 things to watch as Minnesota lawmakers return to St. Paul on Tuesday
January 7, 2019 - 6:23pm
ST. PAUL -- Minnesota lawmakers are set to travel to the Capitol Tuesday, Jan. 8, for the kickoff to the 2019 legislative session. They'll welcome...
Minnesota’s gas tax hike debate renewed. Will this be the year?
December 23, 2018 - 5:13pm
ST. PAUL — Minnesota drivers who are fed up with potholed pavements or time-wasting traffic jams know that many of the state’s roads and...
Minn. Senate majority leader eyes partnerships, negotiations in split state Legislature
November 24, 2018 - 4:05pm
ST. PAUL — In the wake of the 2018 midterms, the political landscape has shifted significantly — though, if you asked state Sen. Paul Gazelka,...