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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 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 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 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 27, 2019
Minnesota Senate Majority Leader Paul Gazelka, R-Nisswa, on Wednesday, March 27, 2019, said he would hold hearings for two gun control bills if the House of Representatives could pass them off the floor this year. Dana Ferguson / Forum News Service
Red-flag, universal background check gun bills could get Senate hearing, key leader says
March 27, 2019 - 4:44pm
March 5, 2019
Gov. Tim Walz on Tuesday, March 5, 2019, signed into law his first two bills, which passed with bipartisan support. Walz said the measures' passage represented a successful "test" of lawmakers' ability to work together. Dana Ferguson / Forum News Service
Walz okays emergency funding for MNLARS, tweaks to public works projects
March 5, 2019 - 1:30pm
February 11, 2019
House Speaker Melissa Hortman, left, Gov. Tim Walz, center, and Senate Majority Leader Paul Gazelka, right, introduce new deadlines for finance bills at the Capitol on Monday, Feb. 11, 2019.
Minnesota governor, legislative leaders set deadlines to finish nearly $50 billion budget
February 11, 2019 - 12:22pm
The House floor is seen during the first day of the 2019 session of the Minnesota Legislature at the State Capitol in St. Paul on Tuesday, Jan. 8, 2019. John Autey / St. Paul Pioneer Press
Pipeline, gun control fights return to Minnesota Capitol
January 11, 2019 - 4:24pm
December 15, 2018
House Democrats elected Rep. Melissa Hortman to the position of Minnesota House Speaker Thursday, Nov. 8, in St. Paul. Dana Ferguson / Forum News Service
Minnesota legislative leaders strike early deal, set up a clash on key issues
December 15, 2018 - 7:53am