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Commissioner Jim Schowalter of Minnesota Management and Budget announces Thursday, Feb. 28, that the state's budget shrank to $627 million from $1.1 billion. Forum News Service photo by Don Davis
Minnesota budget doing $463 million better
February 28, 2013 - 1:31pm
February 15, 2013
Sen. Katie Sieben of Cottage Grove speaks in favor of her bill to phase out bisphenol A in children's food packaging on Thursday, Feb. 14. Supporters of her bill say the substance is dangerous. Photo by Don Davis/State Capitol Bureau
Sieben seeks ban on chemical in children's containers
February 15, 2013 - 10:40am
February 12, 2013
Rep. Dan Schoen listens as lawmakers debate his bill to keep guns from untreated mentally ill people. Photo by Don Davis/State Capitol Bureau
Schoen bill part of legislative gun debate
February 12, 2013 - 12:02pm
February 6, 2013
In his third State of the State speech Wednesday, Feb. 6, 2013, Gov. Mark Dayton promotes his budget plan that would raise taxes and spend more on education and economic development. Forum News Service photo by Don Davis
Dayton promotes his tax and spend plan, gay marriage
February 6, 2013 - 9:38pm
February 5, 2013
Rep. Dan Schoen of St. Paul Park watches Hennepin County Sheriff Rich Stanek tell a Minnesota House committee on Tuesday, Feb. 5, 2013, about the need to keep guns out of the hands of violent mentally ill people. Forum News Service photo by Don Davis
Schoen bill in mix as legislative gun debate begins to overflow crowd
February 5, 2013 - 1:34pm
DFL spends more in 2 of 3 south Washington County legislative races
February 5, 2013 - 1:32pm
President Barack Obama speaks to Minnesota law enforcement officials, lawmakers and local leaders Monday, Feb. 2, 2013, at the Minneapolis Police Department Special Operations Center about his plan to curb gun violence. Forum News Service photo by Danielle Killey
Obama in Minnesota: Americans need to push for gun violence solution
February 5, 2013 - 12:26pm
January 28, 2013
South Washington County lawmakers have some support, plenty of questions for Dayton budget plan
January 28, 2013 - 1:26pm
January 23, 2013
Dayton budget impacts on Cottage Grove, Washington County
January 23, 2013 - 10:23am
Commissioners, lobbyists and photographers crowed around Gov. Mark Dayton Tuesday, Jan. 22, 2013, after he announced his proposed two-year budget. Forum News Service photo by Don Davis
Questions remain on Dayton tax plan impact
January 23, 2013 - 9:45am
January 22, 2013
Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton unveils his tax and spend plan for the next two years on Tuesday, Jan. 22, 2013. His plan mixes spending cuts and increases, along with tax cuts and increases. Forum News Service photo by Don Davis
Dayton calls for tax changes, more spending
January 22, 2013 - 11:10am
Dayton ready to deliver tax, spend package
January 22, 2013 - 9:08am
January 16, 2013
Rep. Denny McNamara of Hastings provides pre-meeting entertainment on his smartphone Tuesday, Jan. 15, 2013, for Reps. Dan Fabian of Roseau, left, and Mark Uglem of Champlin. Later, they parrticipated in an Asian carp debate in the House Environment and Natural Resources Policy Committee. State Capitol Bureau photo by Don Davis
Lawmakers upset at DNR 'reversal' on Asian carp barrier issue
January 16, 2013 - 2:06pm
January 9, 2013
Assistant Majority Leader Katie Sieben of Cottage Grove addresses the Minnesota Senate on its opening day, Tuesday Jan. 8. Photo by Danielle Killey/State Capitol Bureau
Some tension evident at start of Minnesota legislative session
January 9, 2013 - 9:47am
January 8, 2013
Dan Schoen of St. Paul Park answers the telephone Monday, Jan. 7 with a clean desk and a clean slate 24 hours before he becomes a Minnesota legislator at noon Tuesday. Forum News Service photo by Don Davis
2013 Legislature convenes: Money dominates, but isn't only issue this year
January 8, 2013 - 9:02am