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June 16, 2009
Gov. Tim Pawlenty explains how he decided to cut nearly $2.7 billion in state spending, an attempt to balance the state budget. With him is Commissioner Tom Hanson of Minnesota Management and Budget.
Pawlenty proposes budget cuts
June 16, 2009 - 5:23pm
June 6, 2009
Legislature full of candidates
June 6, 2009 - 2:47pm
June 3, 2009
Bemidji-area legislators discuss the still pending budget solution now before Gov. Tim Pawlenty during a forum Tuesday night at Bemidji City Hall. From left are Rep. Larry Howes, Sen. Rod Skoe, Sen. Mary Olson, Rep. Brita Sailer and Rep. John Persell. Howes is Republican while the others are Democrats. (Monte Draper/Bemidji Pioneer)
Lawmakers discuss limiting gubernatorial powers
June 3, 2009 - 10:54am
May 25, 2009
New sales tax goes to outdoors uses
May 25, 2009 - 10:32am
May 22, 2009
Gov. Tim Pawlenty said Thursday that small cities will be protected from upcoming state budget cuts he will make on his own.
Pawlenty to cities: How much should I cut?
May 22, 2009 - 10:09am
May 20, 2009
What Minnesota legislators did
May 20, 2009 - 10:13am
May 19, 2009
Rep. Andrew Falk of Murdock ties his tie Monday while awaiting action on the Minnesota House floor as Reps. John Persell of Bemidji, left, and Sheldon Johnson of St. Paul talk.
Lawmakers assign blame for budget stalemate
May 19, 2009 - 11:01am
Rep. Torrey Westrom of Elbow Lake chats on the telephone Monday during one of several breaks in Minnesota House activity.
Shouting ends deficit session
May 19, 2009 - 10:54am
May 14, 2009
Gov. Tim Pawlenty, surrounded by fellow Republicans, announces that he plans to trim the state budget on his own, not waiting for the Legislature. On the left is Rep. Doug Magnus of Slayton. On the right is Rep. Pat Garofalo of Farmington.
Pawlenty ready to cut budget himself
May 14, 2009 - 9:35pm
May 11, 2009
Legislators, protesters, lobbyists and children on field trips jammed the Minnesota Capitol rotunda Monday, a week before lawmakers must adjourn for the year. However, several bills funding state programs remained stalled.
DFL pushes bill to keep agencies funded
May 11, 2009 - 10:21pm
May 10, 2009
Legislative Briefs: Early voting measure supported
May 10, 2009 - 10:02pm
May 8, 2009
Gov. Tim Pawlenty says he is not to blame for legislators missing a Thursday deadline for completing negotiations on major budget bills. Some Democrats say he asked for more time to work with lawmakers.
Legislative Briefs: DFL rushes tax bill toward passage
May 8, 2009 - 7:24am
May 7, 2009
Northwestern Minnesota lawmakers told fellow legislators Wednesday that a flood assistance package should be passed this year. The lawmakers include Reps. Paul Marquart of Dilworth, from left, Dave Olin of Thief River Falls and Morrie Lanning of Moorhead.
Lawmakers push flood-relief plans
May 7, 2009 - 9:03am
May 6, 2009
Minnesota Rep. Tom Rukavina of Virginia tells fellow House members Tuesday that his economic development bill makes a lot of cuts, but is the best funding package he could put together in tough economic times.
State economic development funding falls
May 6, 2009 - 8:26am
May 5, 2009
Rep. Bill Hilty, DFL-Finlayson, was among negotiators on an environment and energy spending bill. He is pictured talking with Sen. Tony Lourey, DFL-Kerrick.
Environment bill aids some counties
May 5, 2009 - 1:39pm