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March 23, 2018
LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Background check bill is anything but common sense
March 23, 2018 - 7:25am
March 20, 2018
Work under the Minnesota Capitol dome has increased in recent days as deadlines approach for the 2018 edition of the Minnesota Legislature. Don Davis / Forum News Service
MNLARS one of many bills lawmakers tackle near deadline
March 20, 2018 - 4:41pm
March 1, 2018
Daniel Ward II, President of the African American Heritage Gun Club, speakS in opposition to Dave Pinto's (64B-St. Paul), back, proposed bill increasing background checks for individuals seeking to buy a gun during meeting of the House Public Safety and Security Policy and Finance Committee at the Minnesota State Capitol in St. Paul on Thursday, March 1, 2018.  John Autey / Pioneer Press
Gun control bills get a hearing but no action: Both sides have their say before GOP-led committee tables 2 proposals
March 1, 2018 - 7:54pm
February 27, 2018
Commissioner Johanna Clyborne of Minnesota Information Technology Services testifies to a state House committee Tuesday, Feb. 27, 2018, about problems with a computer system for motor vehicle registrations, license plates and titles. Don Davis / Forum News Service
Dayton aides: Get cash quick or MNLARS fix fades
February 27, 2018 - 6:03pm
February 22, 2018
Legislature moves quickly to fund its work after Dayton veto
February 22, 2018 - 6:49pm
February 20, 2018
Karla Bigham takes the oath of office to become a Minnesota senator on Tuesday, Feb. 21, 2018. Chief Justice Lori Gildea administers the oath while the new senator's husband, John, holds a Bible. Don Davis / Forum News Service
New legislators start as Legislature begins
February 20, 2018 - 12:34pm
February 19, 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
Gun debate begins as Legislature begins 2018 work
February 19, 2018 - 3:03pm
Undated courtesy photo from the 2017-18 legislative session of Minnesota state Rep. Tony Cornish, R-Vernon Center. Cornish and state Sen. Dan Schoen, DFL-St. Paul Park, both announced Tuesday, Nov. 21, 2017 that they would resign after sexual harassment allegations against each surfaced earlier in the month. Courtesy of the Minnesota House of Representatives
With Tony Cornish gone, what happens with House committee that focuses on guns and cops?
February 19, 2018 - 7:20am
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
Mark Dayton and Kurt Daudt. Special to Forum News Service
What do federal tax changes mean in Minn.?: Lawmakers decide if taxpayers pay less
February 17, 2018 - 10:43am
Minn. GOP, Dems differ on how much to spend on bonding projects
February 17, 2018 - 10:29am
Battles may loom about Fischbach, funding
February 17, 2018 - 10:15am
February 16, 2018
U.S. Sen. Paul Wellstone and his wife, Sheila, campaign from the back of Wellstone's well-known green bus. The beat-up bus was part of his three Senate campaigns. (Photo provided by Wellstone Action)
Capitol Chatter: Wellstone group involved in internal action
February 16, 2018 - 3:17pm
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