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March 21, 2017
Chairman Jim Knoblach of the Minnesota House Ways and Means Committee points to a chart showing House Republican budget plans on Monday, March 20, 2107. Don Davis / Forum News Service
Minn. GOP proposes $1.35 billion in tax cuts
March 21, 2017 - 10:30am
March 15, 2017
Minnesota state Rep. Rod Hamilton of Mountain Lake tells reporters Tuesday, March 14, 2017, that he is disappointed his bill designed to help people get prescriptions their doctors think would help the most cannot get a House committee hearing. Don Davis / Forum News Serviceplay button
Minn. lawmaker tells chairman not to 'cower behind gavel' over prescription medicine issue
March 15, 2017 - 4:00pm
A panel of representatives and advocates for the homeless outlined legislative priorities at the Minnesota Coalition for the Homeless annual Day on the Hill event Tuesday, March 14, 2017. Rep. Nils Pierson, left, Rep. Liz Olson and Coalition Director Senta Leff look on as Pines and Lakes community advocate Oscar Lopez, right, discusses rural homelessness. Maureen McMullen / Forum News Serviceplay button
Bills aim to ease greater Minnesota's housing, homelessness struggles
March 15, 2017 - 9:09am
March 10, 2017
Paul Charchian, a fantasy sports advocate and host of a radio show on the topic, tells a Minnesota House committee Thursday, March 9, 2017, that the activity involves skill, so is not illegal gamblnig. With him is Rep. Tony Albright of Prior Lake, sponsor of a bill to clarify that fantasy sports play is legal. Don Davis / Forum News Serviceplay button
Minnesota legislators consider regulating daily fantasy sports playing
March 10, 2017 - 2:00pm
Minnesota state Sen. Kent Eken of Twin Valley watches Molly O’Neill testify to a Senate committee Tuesday, March 7, 2017. Two days later, Eken complained that a fellow senator wrote a misleading letter to the editor about him. Don Davis / Forum News Serviceplay button
Lawmaker says letter to editor violated Minnesota Senate ethics
March 10, 2017 - 11:00am
March 9, 2017
Minnesota Rep. Jim Nash, R-Waconia, introduced two bills that would significantly change the state's laws regarding self-defense and permits to carry guns. Maureen McMullen / Forum News Serviceplay button
Contentious Minnesota gun law would allow permitless carry
March 9, 2017 - 1:00pm
March 8, 2017
Minnesota state Sens. Mark Johnson of  East Grand Forks, left, and Justine Eichorn of Grand Rapids discuss issues before a Tuesday, March 7, 2017, committee meeting in which the use of plastic bags was a main topic. Don Davis / Forum News Service
Minnesota lawmakers look to dump city plastic bag bans
March 8, 2017 - 4:00pm
March 7, 2017
Assistant Commissioner Kevin McHenry of the Minnesota Education Department testifies to legislators Monday, March 6, 2017, that the agency will work more on helping educators understand how to use standardized test scores. Don Davis / Forum News Serviceplay button
Audit: Educators do not understand how to use test results
March 7, 2017 - 5:00pm
March 5, 2017
Minnesota state Rep. Julie Sandstede of Hibbing wonders on Tuesday, Feb. 14, 2017, if a bill providing tax breaks to teachers who get advanced degrees in the fields they teach would help speciality teachers.  Don Davis / Forum News Service
Rapid session greets Minnesota legislative freshmen
March 5, 2017 - 12:00pm
March 4, 2017
Minnesota Rep. Mary Franson, R-Alexandria, led the House Subcommittee on Child Care Access and Affordability, to find solutions to the state's child care provider shortage. The subcommittee met for the final time Monday, Feb. 27, 2017. Maureen McMullen / Forum News Service
Child care providers blame over-regulation for Minnesota shortage
March 4, 2017 - 10:00am
March 2, 2017
GOP: Dayton jeopardizing Real ID passage with call for licenses for undocumented immigrants
March 2, 2017 - 2:00pm
February 26, 2017
Youth advocates with the Minnesota Coalition for a Smoke Free Generation were encouraged to spread the message of their visit to the State Capitol Wednesday, Feb. 22, 2017, on social media. Maureen McMullen /  Forum News Service
Minnesota students lobby lawmakers on smoking laws
February 26, 2017 - 2:00pm
February 24, 2017
Minn. House passes Real ID, but will immigration debate derail bill in Legislature?
February 24, 2017 - 9:31am
February 23, 2017
GOP amplifies moves to increase punishment for highway protests
February 23, 2017 - 2:00pm
Minnesota state Sens. Susan Kent, D-Woodbury, and Matt Klein, D-Mendota, watch from the Senate Democrats' office as the Commerce Committee approves a Sunday liquor sales bill 7-4 Wednesday, Feb. 22, 2017. Maureen McMullen / Forum News Service
Senators celebrate Sunday liquor sales on social media
February 23, 2017 - 10:57am
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