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December 2005
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Monday
December 19, 2005
Governor Pawlenty unveils the new "Support our Troops" license plate and announces several proposals to assist military personnel and veterans. Real Media format 48 min

November 2005
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Wednesday
November 30, 2005
Finance Commissioner Peggy Ingison and Dr. Tom Stinson, the State Economist, present the November budget forecast. Following the presentation, Governor Pawlenty and legislative leaders from each of the four caucuses respond to the news. Real Media format 1 hr, 49 min
Monday
November 21, 2005
Senator John Hottinger announces his retirement from the Minnesota Senate and reflects on his years of public service. Real Media format 25 min
Monday
November 21, 2005
Cal Ludeman, commissioner of Employee Relations and chair of Governor Pawlenty’s Health Cabinet, Jim Chase, executive director of Minnesota Community Measurement, and Minnesota health care providers hold a news conference to discuss the 2005 Health Care Quality Report. Real Media format 25 min
Thursday
November 17, 2005
Senator Satveer Chaudhary and financial investigators warn the public about an active scam involving legitimate-looking cashier checks. Real Media format 21 min
Tuesday
November 8, 2005
Governor Pawlenty names Lee Buckley of Apple Valley as Special Advisor on Faith and Community Service Initiatives. Real Media format 29 min
Thursday
November 3, 2005
Governor Pawlenty and state officials outline Minnesota's plan to fight the potential Avian flu pandemic. Real Media format 45 min
Monday
November 2, 2005
Senator Ellen Anderson, chair of the Senate Jobs, Energy and Community Development Committee, leads a delegation calling for a special session to address rising heating fuel costs. Real Media format 33 min

October 2005
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Thursday
October 6, 2005
Legislative leaders and the Governor meet with the press corps following a private meeting to discuss the potential of a special session. Real Media format 40 min

September 2005
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Tuesday
September 20, 2005
Anoka County and the Minnesota Vikings announce their latest proposal to finance the construction of new Vikings football stadium. Real Media format 21 min

July 2005
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Friday
July 8, 2005
Senate Majority Leader Dean Johnson meets briefly with the media to explain what the Senate DFL is seeking for an agreement to be reached. Real Media format 4 min
Friday
July 8, 2005
Republican Senators Sean Nienow and Dave Kleis officially launch a new website promoting legislative accountability. Real Media format 15 min
Wednesday
July 6, 2005
Majority Leader Dean Johnson presents the latest Senate DFL budget proposal. Real Media format 29 min
Tuesday
July 5, 2005
Senate and House sponsors of the Racino proposal highlight the revenue benefits of their plan. Real Media format 14 min
Friday
July 1, 2005
Governor Pawlenty meets with the Capitol press corps to discuss the next steps following the government shutdown. Real Media format 28 min
Friday
July 1, 2005
Senate Majority Leader Dean Johnson and House Minority Leader Matt Entenze meet with the media following the start of a partial government shutdown. Real Media format 16 min

June 2005
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Thursday
June 30, 2005
Governor Pawlenty signs the omnibus agriculture, environment and economic development appropriations bill. Real Media format 15 min
Thursday
June 30, 2005
Senate Majority Leader Dean Johnson and Health and Human Services Budget Division Chair Linda Berglin present their latest proposal to reach an agreement on the omnibus health and human services funding bill. Real Media format 22 min
Wednesday
June 29, 2005
A tri-partisan coalition of legislators announce an effort to finalize budget negotiations. Real Media format 20 min
Tuesday
June 28, 2005
The two largest state employee unions urge lawmakers to reach a budget deal. Real Media format 21 min
Tuesday
June 28, 2005
DFL Senator Chuck Wiger calls for the repeal of 2001 law designed to discourage predatory gasoline pricing pratices by requiring that gasoline be sold at a minimum of six percent higher than the wholesale price. Real Media format 8 min
Friday
June 24, 2005
Senate Majority Leader Dean Johnson meets with the Capitol press corps to talk about the progress of budget negotiations. Real Media format 18 min
Thursday
June 16, 2005
The Senate Republicans release a proposal intended to bring the special session to a close. Real Media format 34 min
Wednesday
June 15, 2005
DFL legislative leaders respond to the Governor's latest press conference releasing details on the impact of a partial government shutdown. Real Media format 29 min
Wednesday
June 15, 2005
Governor Tim Pawlenty and administration officials release more details on the impact of a partial government shutdown. Real Media format 40 min
Thursday
June 9, 2005
Governor Pawlenty and Republican legislative leaders respond to the latest DFL announcement that they would accept a 55 cent increase per pack of cigarettes if the money is dedicated to MinnesotaCare. Real Media format 34 min
Thursday
June 9, 2005
DFL legislative leaders announce a new proposal to bridge the gap between the differences in the remaining budget bills. Real Media format 28 min
Thursday
June 9, 2005
DFL Senator Linda Berglin leads a press conference advocating continued MinnesotaCare eligibility for working adults without children. Real Media format 22 min
Thursday
June 2, 2005
Senate DFL leaders call a press briefing to explain the latest Senate budget and tax proposals. Real Media format 41 min
Wednesday
June 1, 2005
DFL Senator John Marty and Republican Representative Phil Krinkie present a proposal called "The Fair Stadium Funding Act." Real Media format 22 min

May 2005
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Friday
May 27, 2005
Senate Majority Leader Dean Johnson meets with the media to express the Senate's sadness and grief in the loss of Matthew Lourey, son of State Senator Becky Lourey and Gene Lourey, who was killed in a helicopter crash while serving in central Iraq. Real Media format 17 min
Friday
May 6, 2005
The Senate pays tribute to St. Paul Police Sergeant Gerald Vick, who was slain in the line of duty. Real Media format 5 min

April 2005
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Monday
April 26, 2005
Senate Majority Leader Dean Johnson meets with the media to talk about the possibility of the legislature approving Hennepin County's option to raise its local sales tax in order to build a new Twins baseball stadium. Real Media format 24 min
Wednesday
April 20, 2005
House Republican leaders and Governor Pawlenty respond to the Senate DFL fiscal priorities in separate press conferences. Session Update begins with coverage of the House Republican press conference followed by Governor Pawlenty's response. (Governor Pawlenty's press conference begins at 00:19:15 and is provided courtesy of House Public Information Services.) Real Media format 44 min
Wednesday
April 20, 2005
Senate Majority Leader Dean Johnson and Senate Finance Chairman Dick Cohen outline the Senate DFL spending priorities for the 2006-2007 biennium. Real Media format 32 min
Friday
April 15, 2005
Senate Majority Leader Dean Johnson meets with the media to talk about the Senate budget process and pending legislative issues. Real Media format 32 min
Friday
April 1, 2005
A rally is held at the Capitol in recognition of Child Abuse Prevention Awareness Month. Real Media format 25 min

March 2005
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Wednesday
March 30, 2005
Governor Pawlenty and legislative leaders announce an agreement to fund public construction projects. Real Media format 20 min
Tuesday
March 29, 2005
Senator Sheila Kiscaden and Representative Jim Abeler present the Minnesota Medical Association's health care reform plan. Real Media format 32 min
Thursday
March 24, 2005
Senate Minority Leader Dick Day proposes that a "transfer tax"--capital gains tax-- be imposed on the added value an owner realizes in the sale of the Minnesota Vikings or Twins. Real Media format 15 min
Tuesday
March 22, 2005
The Governor meets with the Capitol Press Corps regarding the shootings at Red Lake High School. Real Media format 14 min
Monday
March 21, 2005
The Senate DFL leaders meet with the Capitol press corps to explain their structural balance bill, and the Republican legislative leadership respond to their plan. Real Media format 45 min
Tuesday
March 15, 2005
Minnesota voters would have the opportunity to dedicate a portion of the sales tax to environmental protection and projects, under a proposal outline at a Capitol press conference. Real Media format 18 min
Monday
March 14, 2005
A group of legislators lay out their proposal to increase Minnesota's use of renewable energy sources. Real Media format 22 min
Friday
March 11, 2005
Senate Higher Education Budget Division Chair Sandy Pappas presents a plan to offer students of low and moderate income families free tuition at a MnSCU university or college. Real Media format 20 min
Thursday
March 10, 2005
Governor Pawlenty presents his revised, or supplemental, budget proposal as a result of the February budget forecast. Real Media format 36 min
Wednesday
March 9, 2005
A new proposal for a racino at Canterbury Park is presented to the media. Real Media format 39 min
Monday
March 7, 2005
Supporters of a measure asking voters whether marriage should be defined as a union between a man and a woman outline their latest legislative proposal. Real Media format 27 min
Friday
March 4, 2005
Senator Ann Rest, Senator John Hottinger, Senator Bill Belanger and Senator Dean Johnson express their opposition to the building of a new casino. Real Media format 35 min
Friday
March 4, 2005
Governor Pawlenty calls a press conference to announce a deal to yield money for the state in exchange for a metro-run casino by the White Earth, Red Lake and Leech Lake tribes. Real Media format 40 min

February 2005
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Monday
February 28, 2005
Finance Commissioner Peggy Ingison, State Economist Tom Stinson and Assistant Commissioner James Schowalter release the latest forecast on state finances. Real Media format 39 min
Friday
February 25, 2005
Session Update features two press conferences: Senate Education Chair Steve Kelley proposes changes recommended by a bipartisan national panel seeking to improve the federal No Child Left Behind Act; and, members from each of the four legislative caucuses call for significant increase in education funding. Real Media format 50 min
Thursday
February 17, 2005
Senator John Hottinger and religious leaders conduct a press conference calling for increases in the state income tax to fund education, health care and human service initiatives. Real Media format 41 min
Thursday
February 10, 2005
Senate Transportation Chair Steve Murphy and lead Republican member Mark Ourada present their plan, called "The Fast Plan," to boost transportation funding. Real Media format 18 min
Wednesday
February 2, 2005
Senate Minority Leader Dick Day releases his plan called "Rally for Roads," which proposes new ways to pay for road construction projects and ongoing costs of the Hiawatha rail line. Real Media format 37 min

January 2005
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Monday
January 31, 2005
A tri-partisan group of legislators announce what they call “The Long-term Caregivers Act.” The proposal is designed to address the realities of an aging population in Minnesota by offering help to the many residents taking care of older family members. Real Media format 20 min
Monday
January 31, 2005
Governor Pawlenty releases his proposals to combat sex crimes. Real Media format 33 min
Tuesday
January 25, 2005
House Republican leaders respond to the governor's budget address. Real Media format 20 min
Tuesday
January 25, 2005
DFL legislative leaders respond to the governor's budget address. Real Media format 21 min
Tuesday
January 25, 2005
Governor Pawlenty presents his proposal for the two-year budget beginning July 1, 2005. Real Media format 1 hr, 25 min



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