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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...
Friction after Republicans push to drop gas tax hike, Hortman fires back
May 7, 2019 - 11:15am
ST. PAUL -- Budget negotiations came to halt late Monday, May 6, as leaders in the nation's only divided Legislature reached an impasse over...
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 Democrats offer E-12 funding boost, public tuition freeze in budget proposal
March 25, 2019 - 4:15pm
ST. PAUL — Minnesota House Democrats want to grow the state budget to boost funding for education, health care and road and bridge repairs....
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...
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...
UPDATE: Dayton to decide whether to OK spending plan by Tuesday
May 26, 2017 - 4:54pm
ST. PAUL -- The $46 billion question remains unanswered. Minnesota legislators finished passing a two-year state budget of that size early Friday,...
Minnesota lawmakers plan to wrap up special session Thursday as hundreds protest
May 24, 2017 - 9:10pm
ST. PAUL—An overtime Minnesota legislative session provided an opening to protest the state budget as legislative leaders worked out plans...