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May 18, 2018
Minnesota Senate Majority Leader Paul Gazelka of Nisswa, front, listens to a reporter's question Wednesday, May 16, 2018. Looking on is Tax Chairman Roger Chamberlain of Lino Lakes. Don Davis / Forum News Service
Capitol Chatter: End-of-session questions go unanswered
May 18, 2018 - 1:25pm
May 14, 2018
Next to a hand-written note thanking him for seeking more education funding, Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton tells reporters Monday, May 14, 2018, that he will not sign a tax bill if he does not get "emergency" funding for education. Don Davis / Forum News Service
Bonding passes in Minn. House as session winds down
May 14, 2018 - 4:55pm
May 11, 2018
Minnesota state Rep. Paul Marquart of Dillworth goes through paperwork on Friday, May 11, 2018, while serving as a legislative tax negotiator. Don Davis / Forum News Service
Capitol Chatter: Lawmakers face no must-do issues
May 11, 2018 - 2:16pm
May 4, 2018
This is a typical scene during end-of-session negotations. Here, Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton looks at state Senate Majority Leader Paul Gazelka of Nisswa on May 5, 2017, after they and other legislative leaders met to discuss the state budget. Don Davis / Forum News Service
Capitol Chatter: Let the legislative talks begin
May 4, 2018 - 3:05pm
April 23, 2018
The golden Quadriga stands atop the Minnesota Capitol as legislators move toward a May 21, 2018, end of their session. Don Davis / Forum News Service
Legislative roundup: MN House votes to dump wild rice water rules
April 23, 2018 - 4:29pm
March 29, 2018
Minnesota state Sen. Mark Johnson of East Grand Forks on Thursday night, March 29, tells a Senate committee about legislation that would force some people who receive goverment-funded medical care to get jobs. Don Davis / Forum News Service
Deep divisions surface in Minnesota Senate over Medicaid work requirement
March 29, 2018 - 9:10pm
February 16, 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
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
January 29, 2018
Denny McNamara and Karla Bigham
Three candidates battle for state Senate seat
January 29, 2018 - 10:30pm
January 5, 2018
The Minnesota Senate on May 1, 2017. Don Davis / Forum News Service
Capitol Chatter: Special legislative election takes on statewide importance
January 5, 2018 - 2:38pm
December 13, 2017
Denny McNamara
McNamara secures GOP endorsement for Minnesota Senate special election
December 13, 2017 - 4:55pm
November 23, 2017
Paul Rogosheske, the attorney representing Sen. Dan Schoen, addressed members of the media following the senator's resignation announcement. Maureen McMullen / RiverTown Multimedia
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Lawyer: Schoen denies sexual harassment claims in midst of resignation
November 23, 2017 - 8:14am
October 3, 2016
Minnesota voters will decide legislative pay issue this year
October 3, 2016 - 10:09am
March 10, 2016
Sen. Sieben unveils paid family and medical leave proposal
March 10, 2016 - 8:59am
December 28, 2011
Newly elected Majority Leader Dave Senjem of Rochester says he sees little change in Minnesota Senate Republicans' approach to issues under his leadership. Fellow Republicans elected him leader Tuesday night. Assistant Majority Leader Paul Gazelka, R-Brainerd, looks on. Photo by Don Davis/State Capitol Bureau
MN Senate Republicans pick new leader, promise 'fresh start'
December 28, 2011 - 8:20am
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