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Sen. Keith Langseth of Glyndon, right, talks with fellow Democrat Rep. Paul Marquart of Dilworth during a Minnesota House session Monday. Langseth went into the chamber to talk to Marquart about his vote for a tougher seat belt law. Langseth long has supported the change, but Marquart has voted against it in years past. Scott Wente/Minn. State Capitol Bureau
Lawmakers assign blame for budget stalemate
May 19, 2009 - 7:34am
House Minority Leader Marty Seifert, R-Marshall, criticizes a tax bill that was rushed through the Minnesota House and Senate late Monday in the final minutes of the 2009 legislative session.
Scott Wente/Minn. State Capitol Bureau
Shouting ends deficit session
May 19, 2009 - 7:21am
May 18, 2009
Pawlenty trims public works bill
May 18, 2009 - 7:19am
Moose Lake's Westmoreland family chants "override" in the Minnesota Capitol Sunday, part of state union rally urging representatives to overturn a $1 billion tax bill veto. Parents John and Lori Westmoreland brought daughters Leah, 11, left, and Lilly, 8. Don Davis/Minn. State Capitol Bureau
House upholds health, tax vetoes
May 18, 2009 - 7:04am
May 15, 2009
Gov. Tim Pawlenty announces Thursday that he will sign all legislative-passed budget bills, with some things removed, and make cuts on his own to balance the state budget. The move sent shock waves through the Capitol. Sen. David Hann of Eden Prairie is on the left. Don Davis/Minn. State Capitol Bureau
Pawlenty starts cutting budget himself
May 15, 2009 - 7:18am
May 14, 2009
Rep. Larry Howes of Walker debates the Minnesota budget Wednesday as the House worked through a series of bills. Don Davis/Minn. State Capitol Bureau
Funding bills pass without full funding
May 14, 2009 - 7:35am
May 11, 2009
Sen. Rod Skoe, DFL-Clearbrook, discusses a tax measure during a Saturday meeting of House and Senate tax negotiators.
Scott Wente/Minn. State Capitol Bureau
Progress slow on budget solution
May 11, 2009 - 7:13am
May 1, 2009
School board OKs capital budget
May 1, 2009 - 1:36pm
April 23, 2009
Rep. Al Juhnke of Willmar tells fellow representatives Wednesday about his agriculture and veterans funding bill. Don Davis/Minn. State Capitol Bureau
Veterans gain, farmers cut in budget bill
April 23, 2009 - 7:52am
Democratic Reps. Lyle Koenen of Clara City, left, Marsha Swails of Woodbury and Paul Marquart of Dilworth listen Wednesday to hospital administrators talk about the impact of proposed health-care state budget reductions.
Scott Wente/Minn. State Capitol Bureau
Budget cuts will affect service
April 23, 2009 - 7:41am
April 20, 2009
Senators approve college budget cuts
April 20, 2009 - 7:51am
April 17, 2009
Board approves $10 million in budget cuts
April 17, 2009 - 2:05pm
April 13, 2009
Budget problem 'sinking in slowly'
April 13, 2009 - 7:49am
February 23, 2009
Rep. Phil Sterner
Rep. Phil Sterner will hold listening session March 10
February 23, 2009 - 4:46pm
February 13, 2009
State Budget Director Jim Schowalter, left, and finance Commissioner Tom Hanson tell legislators Thursday there still is unknown information about how the federal economic stimulus plan will affect Minnesota. Congress is expected to pass the legislation in the coming days.  Staff photo by Scott Wente
Stimulus shakes up budget debate
February 13, 2009 - 12:00am
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