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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 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
Minnesota Capitol Notebook: ‘We were empowered, not muzzled,’ lawmaker complains in special session
May 24, 2019 - 5:03pm
May 23, 2019
Our Opinion: Deal on state budget bill a welcome surprise
May 23, 2019 - 7:30am
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 9, 2019
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Shutdown looming? DFL, GOP lawmakers trade jabs over stalled budget talks
May 9, 2019 - 10:12am
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