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April 23, 2009
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
Rep. Tim Kelly of Red Wing follows debate Wednesday on the House floor. Lawmakers debated bills funding agriculture, veterans, environment, energy and higher education programs. Don Davis - Minn. State Capitol Bureau
Bill holds tuition increases down
April 23, 2009 - 7:32am
April 21, 2009
Coleman appeals election to high court
April 21, 2009 - 7:53am
Brandon's Law passes House
April 21, 2009 - 7:48am
Lobbyists fight for copies of a bill being introduced in the House Taxes Committee Monday. The bill would reform and raise some taxes. Don Davis/Minn. State Capitol Bureau
Higher taxes on rich part of House plan
April 21, 2009 - 7:38am
April 20, 2009
John Yunker of the legislative auditor's office discusses his report on the biofuels industry in Minnesota during a Friday legislative committee hearing. Scott Wente/Minn. State Capitol Bureau
Biofuel subsidies targeted in report
April 20, 2009 - 8:37am
DFL leaders warn Pawlenty
April 20, 2009 - 8:31am
Senators approve college budget cuts
April 20, 2009 - 7:51am
Deputies go on weight patrol
April 20, 2009 - 7:46am
U.S. Sen. Norm Coleman, with his wife Laurie, accepts Minnesotans' decision to elect him to a second term the morning of Nov. 5, 2008. However, a statewide recount ended up with Al Franken the winner. Don Davis/Minn. State Capitol Bureau
Coleman relies on 'equal protection' argument
April 20, 2009 - 7:27am
Ruby, a 2-year-old Portuguese water dog who is a half-sister of President Barack Obama's new family dog, Bo, poses with her owners, Julie Quanrud and Ric Meixell of Bemidji, and their children, Emily and Jack. Pioneer Photo/Laurie Swenson
White House connection: Bemidji dog half-sister of Obama family dog
April 20, 2009 - 7:23am
April 17, 2009
Senate backs harassment policy
April 17, 2009 - 7:29am
Sen. Bill Ingebrigtsen of Alexandria examines the state courts budget Thursday, before a Senate committee approved cutting judiciary spending 7 percent. Photo by Don Davis
Court budget means 'service reduction'
April 17, 2009 - 7:24am
April 13, 2009
Dave Zentner of Duluth, right, and other conservation leaders say they want Minnesota lawmakers to accept natural resources spending plans funded through a voter-approved sales tax increase. Zentner, of the Izaak Walton League, was joined by Steve Morse of the Minnesota Environmental Partnership at a recent St. Paul news conference. Lawmakers also are considering a plan funding natural resources projects with state lottery proceeds.
Outdoors spending plans taking shape
April 13, 2009 - 7:58am
Budget problem 'sinking in slowly'
April 13, 2009 - 7:49am