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December 2008
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Friday
December 19, 2008
Governor Pawlenty announces the budget cuts he will make to balance the budget by June 30th of 2009.

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Wednesday
December 10, 2008
City mayors gather to discourage cuts in local government aid payments scheduled for December.

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Tuesday
December 09, 2008
Governor Tim Pawlenty and Legislative leaders field questions from reporters at the annual Associated Press session preview.

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Thursday
December 04, 2008
Republican leaders offer their perspective on the approaches the legislature should take to resolve the large budget deficit.

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Thursday
December 04, 2008
Governor Tim Pawlenty responds to the latest budget news and outlines his approach to tackling the budget deficit.

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Thursday
December 04, 2008
DFL legislative leaders respond to the latest budget news and explain their next steps in addressing the budget shortfall.

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Thursday
December 04, 2008
Commissioner Tom Hanson of Minnesota Management and Budget and State Economist Tom Stinson deliver the stark budget news to the media: Minnesota faces a projected $4.847 budget shortfall in the 2010-11 biennium plus a $4.87 billion shortfall through June 30th, 2009.

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Wednesday
December 03, 2008
With the state facing a hefty budget deficit, Senator Geoff Michel and Representative Laura Brod propose privatizing certain public assets, such as the Minneapolis St. Paul International Airpoirt and the Minnesota Lottery.

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Tuesday
December 02, 2008
Senator Satveer Chaudhary and leaders from the Indian, Muslim and Jewish Communities denounce Mumbai terrorist attacks.

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November 2008
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Monday
November 24, 2008
Governor Pawlenty talks about Thanksgiving and takes questions about the economy.

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Thursday
November 20, 2008
Governor Tim Pawlenty and Mr. Dave Olson, chair of the Board of Trustees, Minnesota State Colleges and Universities (MnSCU), announce a plan to increase MnSCU credits earned through online courses.

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Monday
November 10, 2008
Governor Tim Pawlenty and Commissioner of the Department of Employment and Economic Development Dan McElroy present the Governor\'s green jobs initiative. The plan includes tax credits for Minnesota Companies that invest in green jobs.

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October 2008
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Saturday
October 18, 2008
Secretary of State Mark Ritchie explains how the Minnesota voter registration process works. He also answers questions about an analysis done by the non profit, Minnesota Majority, and its findings of some integrity problems within our registration system.

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Friday
October 10, 2008
Finance Commissioner Tom Hanson and State Economist Tom Stinson meet with the media to talk about the latest state economic figures and the downturn in the economy.

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September 2008
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Tuesday
September 23, 2008
Governor Pawlenty presents his �Teaching Tranformation Act,� and DFL leaders respond.

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Monday
September 15, 2008
Governor Tim Pawlenty, U.S. Secretary of Transportation Mary E. Peters, and Congressman James Oberstar lead a delegation of national and state officials to announce the opening of the new I-35W bridge and a memorial to the victims of the bridge collapse.

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July 2008
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Tuesday
July 08, 2008
The LCCMR holds a news conference to discuss the release of its new conservation and preservation plan for Minnesota.

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June 2008
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Thursday
June 12, 2008
Governor Pawlenty and U-S Transportation Secretary Mary Peters announce federal funding for initiatives including high occupancy toll lanes and express �green� transit bus routes to help ease congestion on major Twin Cities freeways.

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Wednesday
June 11, 2008
An update from the MN Sesquicentennial Commission on plans for more summer state birthday celebrations...

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May 2008
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Thursday
May 29, 2008
Governor Pawlenty holds a bill signing for the supplemental bonding bill and the health care reform bill. He then spoke with capitol reporters about other pending legislation and state issues.

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Thursday
May 22, 2008
Governor Pawlenty is joined by the bill authors and Taylor family members in signing the Abbie Taylor Pool Safety Bill (SF 2833).

After, the Governor held a news conference with capitol media to talk about pending bill signing as well as the I35W bridge investigation and the rise in gasoline prices.


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Thursday
May 22, 2008
Secretary of State Mark Ritchie describes the Vote in Honor of a Veteran Program designed to increase voter turnout in the 2008 general election to 80%.

Ritchie is joined by Blue Star mother Dennie Meyer as well as active service members in discussing the initiative to help service members and the general public vote more easily.


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Wednesday
May 21, 2008
Legislators and attornies from Gray Plant Mooty, the firm hired to review MnDOT managment practices, discuss the presentation made on 5/21/08 regarding MnDOT management and the status of state highway bridges prior to the 8/1/07 collapse of the I35W bridge in Minneapolis.

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Sunday
May 18, 2008
Governor Pawlenty and legislative leaders announce details of a global agreement to resolve the $935M budget shortfall and conclude the 2008 legislative session.

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Friday
May 16, 2008
Senator Ron Latz holds news conference on a new bill that removes the aggregate tort claim cap and creates an exception for an individual tort claim against the state.

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Thursday
May 15, 2008
Senate Media Update on budget negotiations, and Sen. Ellen Anderson reacts to the Governor\'s veto of the minimum wage increase bill.

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Monday
May 12, 2008
Governor Pawlenty holds a bill signing ceremony for the Ag and Veterans Policy and Funding provisions.

The Gov. then holds a media availability to update state budget negotiations.


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Friday
May 09, 2008
Senator Tarryl Clark holds a weekly news conference to discuss the \'08 legislative session. After, Minority Leader David Senjem is joined by Senator Geoff Michel in discussing the next-to-the-last week of the legislative session.

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Monday
May 05, 2008
Governor Pawlenty bill signing for the Bovine TB control bill features legislators responsible for authoring the bill. The Governor also discusses progress on negotiations to resolve the budget shortfall and conclude the legislative session.

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Friday
May 02, 2008
DFL legislators are joined by Archbishop Harry Flynn in backing passage of a minimum wage increase bill this year.

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Friday
May 02, 2008
Assistant Senate Majority Leader Tarryl Clark holds a weekly media availability to update progress during the legislative session.

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Friday
May 02, 2008
Senate Minority Leader David Senjem is joined by Sen. Geoff Michel and Sen. Amy Koch in updating the legislative session and commenting on the state of Minnesota\'s business climate as it relates to the NWA - Delta airlines discussions.

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Friday
May 02, 2008
Legislators announce agreement on a compensation package for I35W bridge collapse victims.

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April 2008
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Wednesday
April 30, 2008
Governor Pawlenty discusses his administration\'s newest offer to resolve the budget deficit and his plans to meet with the legislative leadership in the coming days.

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Tuesday
April 29, 2008
Legislators from all four caucuses join construction officials in rallying to support state subsidies for Mall of America expansion plans.

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Monday
April 28, 2008
The Women\'s Foundation of Mn and other groups discuss the socio-economic status of, and other issues facing Minnesota\'s girls.

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Monday
April 28, 2008
House Republican leadership unveils new media campaign criticizing DFL legislators for their part in the escalation of gas prices.

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Friday
April 25, 2008
Senator Tarryl Clark\'s weekly media briefing updates progress happening this week in the 2008 legislative session.

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Wednesday
April 23, 2008
Sen. Geoff Michel is joined by John Stine from MDH and Scott Taylor, father of Abigail Taylor, to discuss the Abby Taylor pool safety bill.

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Wednesday
April 23, 2008
Gov Pawlenty holds news conference to introduce 21st Century Tax Commission that will examine state\'s tax structure. The Gov also takes questions from media on budget negotiations and other topics.

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Monday
April 21, 2008
Gov Tim Pawlenty holds a news conference to introduce his choice for MnDOT commissioner, Thomas Sorel. The Governor also addresses other issues pertaining to the legislative session.

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Monday
April 21, 2008
House author Rep. Joe Atkins holds a brief news conference to discuss the signing of the good faith/standard of conduct insurance bill and the type of consumer the legislation should help.

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Friday
April 18, 2008
Senator Tarryl Clark holds a media availability to update weekly developments of the legislative session.

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Wednesday
April 16, 2008
Legislative leaders and Governor Pawlenty\'s spokesman Brian McClung hold a news briefing following the first roundtable discussion on resolving the state budget deficit and progress towards concluding the 2008 legislative session.

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Monday
April 14, 2008
Gov. Pawlenty is joined by Commerce and Housing Commissioners to describe new state plan to help troubled homeowners avoid foreclosures.

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Friday
April 11, 2008
In her weekly news briefing, Senator Tarryl Clark discusses the Governor\'s bonding bill vetoes, health care access legislation, agreement on the good faith insurance standard of practice bill and other issues.

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Tuesday
April 08, 2008
U.S. Reps McCollum and Ellison join state legislators in responding to Gov. Pawlenty\'s veto of transit programs in the bonding bill.

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Monday
April 07, 2008
Senate and House members discuss the �New Minnesota Miracle,� a comprehensive education funding package.

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Monday
April 07, 2008
Governor Pawlenty announces his action on the pending $925 million dollar capital improvements bill, and Senate DFL leaders respond.

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Friday
April 04, 2008
Senator Tarryl Clark briefs capitol media on a busy session week.

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Wednesday
April 02, 2008
Senate DFL leaders discuss the passage of the capital investment/bonding bill and the omnibus tax bill.

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Tuesday
April 01, 2008
Gov. Pawlenty is joined by banking and mortgage representatives in announcing funding for a new program to help Minnesota homeowners avoid foreclosures.

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March 2008
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Friday
March 28, 2008
Sen. Tarryl Clark holds a weekly news availability to update the capitol press corps.

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Wednesday
March 19, 2008
The Iraq war is in its 5th year, and many fighting in that war, and those serving oversees, find it difficult to have their votes counted during elections. Two lawmakers outline a bill that would remove many of the barriers faced by military members find when attempting to vote.

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Tuesday
March 18, 2008
U.S. Education Secretary Margaret Spellings joins U.S. Senator Norm Coleman and Governor Tim Pawlenty to outline a pilot project helping tweak a portion of the No Child Left behind Act.

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Tuesday
March 18, 2008
Key DFL lawmakers and students decry proposed cuts to higher education.

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Tuesday
March 18, 2008
Blooming Prairie teen Joe Gibson sparks legislation allowing 16 year-olds to donate blood. Governor Tim Pawlenty calls media to his office for the bill signing.

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Monday
March 17, 2008
Proposed budget cuts to nursing homes and elder care facilities bring lawmakers, long term care facility administrators and others to ask for funding maintenance.

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Monday
March 17, 2008
Governor Tim Pawlenty appoints the new Chief Justice of the Minnesota Supreme Court.

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Friday
March 14, 2008
Assistant Majority Leader Tarryl Clark held a weekly news briefing updating Senate actions.

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Tuesday
March 11, 2008
Invest-Minnesota and Council of Nonprofits holds news conference to discuss impacts of cuts in the Governor\'s supplemental budget proposal.

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Friday
March 07, 2008
Governor Pawlenty releases his supplemental budget proposal, DFL legislators offer comments and reaction.

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Tuesday
March 04, 2008
DFL legislators discuss support for more accountability in state government.

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February 2008
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Thursday
February 28, 2008
Governor Pawlenty reacts to state revenue forecast and Senate vote to remove Lt. Gov. Carol Molnau as Transportation Commissioner.

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Thursday
February 28, 2008
DFL legislators react to the February state budget forecast and the vote to not confirm Lt. Gov. Carol Molnau as Transportation Commissioner.

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Tuesday
February 26, 2008
Gov. Pawlenty, Rep. Seifert and Sen. Senjem news conference reacting to legislative override of transportation funding bill.

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Monday
February 25, 2008
DFL legislators react to the override of the Governor\'s veto of HF 2800, the transportation funding bill.

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Thursday
February 21, 2008
DFL Senators react to passage of omnibus transportation funding bill HF 2800/SF 2521

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Tuesday
February 19, 2008
DFL House and Senate leaders respond to legislator auditor\'s report on Minnesota road and bridges.

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Friday
February 15, 2008
DFL legislators unveil their �Green Solutions� legislative package with the main element being the adoption of the California clean air auto emission standard.

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Tuesday
February 12, 2008
DFL legislators disclose parameters of 2008 transportation bill.

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Monday
February 11, 2008
DFL legislators discuss single-payer comprehensive health care coverage bill.

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Monday
February 11, 2008
DFL legislative leaders discuss priorities for the 2008 legislative session.

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Thursday
February 07, 2008
DFL legislators call for a phaseout of Biphenol-A, a synthetic hormone that is used in the manufacture of food containers and baby bottles.

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Wednesday
February 06, 2008
DFL Senators discuss options for streamlining Minnesota-Canada border security regulations.

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Tuesday
February 05, 2008
Governor Pawlenty discusses health care advisory commission recommendations.

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January 2008
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Thursday
January 17, 2008
Governor Pawlenty unveils energy inititatives, discusses potential NWA merger.

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Wednesday
January 16, 2008
DFL Senator David Tomassoni, Chisholm, and Assistant Senate Majority Leader Tarryl Clark, St. Cloud, talk about the state\'s economy and call for job stimulation efforts.

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Tuesday
January 15, 2008
Governor Pawlenty addresses NTSB preliminary report on I-35W bridge collapse.

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Tuesday
January 15, 2008
MnDOT officials respond to NTSB initial report on I-35W bridge collapse.

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Tuesday
January 15, 2008
DFL Senators address MnDOT report on condition of U-S Highway 61 bridge in Hastings.

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Monday
January 14, 2008
Governor Pawlenty unveils 2008 capital bonding program.

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Monday
January 14, 2008
DFL Senator Keith Langseth responds to Governor\'s 2008 capital bonding program proposal.

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Friday
January 11, 2008
State leaders discuss legislative proposals to establish bipartisan redistricting commission.

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Thursday
January 10, 2008
DFL legislators address property tax incidence study results.

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Monday
January 07, 2008
Governor Pawlenty unveils illegal immigration enforcement initiatives. DFL Senator Torres-Ray offers response.

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