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December 2009
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Wednesday
December 16, 2009
GOP members of the House Jobs Task Force comment after a recent committee hearing.

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Thursday
December 10, 2009
Sen. Linda Berglin, Rep. Thomas Huntley and Rep. Erin Murphy present a DFL plan to restore General Assistance Medical Care (GAMC).

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Tuesday
December 08, 2009
Senator Dick Day, GOP-Owatonna and former Senate Minority Leader, announces a new venture.

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Wednesday
December 02, 2009
Governor Pawlenty reacts to the latest projected state budget deficit in a press conference held shortly after the release of the budget forecast. The governor said the state should live within its means and stressed the need for a healthy business climate.

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Wednesday
December 02, 2009
Legislative leaders address the latest state budget forecast in separate press conferences. DFL leaders label the budget crisis evidence of a revenue problem, GOP leaders call it a spending problem, while both agree the economy needs to be jump started.

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Wednesday
December 02, 2009
State Economist Tom Stinson and Commissioner of Minnesota Management and Budget Tom Hanson release the state budget forecasts for the 2010-2011 and 2012-2013 bienniums.

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Tuesday
December 01, 2009
Responding to allegations of misuse of taxpayer dollars, Sen. Kathy Saltzman vows to take a closer look at the Charter School Lease Aid Program.

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November 2009
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Thursday
November 05, 2009
Governor Pawlenty proposes a constitutional amendment to limit state spending.

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Thursday
November 05, 2009
Senate Majority Leader Larry Pogemiller and Senate Tax Chair Tom Bakk respond to Governor Pawlenty\'s proposal for a constitutional amendment to limit state spending.

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October 2009
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Friday
October 30, 2009
Governor Pawlenty and Agriculture Commissioner Gene Hugoson join Minnesota Farmers Helping Families, a coalition of state agriculture commodity groups, in announcing a donation to Hunger Solutions Minnesota.

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Tuesday
October 13, 2009
Governor Tim Pawlenty announces his new health care reform initiatives.

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Monday
October 05, 2009
Representative Tom Hackbarth introduces a proposal for a constitutional amendment that would collect Racino revenue to build a Vikings football stadium.

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September 2009
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Monday
September 28, 2009
Recommendations by all twelve former governors and state leaders that attended the Minnesota Leadership Summit were presented by former Governor Al Quie and former U.S. Congressman Martin Sabo at a State Capitol media availability. The recommendations urged today\'s legislative leaders to take action on the looming budget deficit facing Minnesota. Senate Majority Leader Larry Pogemiller and House Speaker Margaret Anderson Kelliher announced the formation of a joint Senate/House subcommitte designed to come up with recommendations based on the Leadership Summit findings.

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Thursday
September 24, 2009
 

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Monday
September 14, 2009
Three House GOP leaders propose asking voters whether Minnesota\'s constitution should be amended to protect choice in health care services. Representatives Tom Emmer (Delano), Mark Buesgens (Jordan), and Peggy Scott (Andover) outline their proposal, called the Health Care Freedom Act, in a State Capitol press conference.

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Thursday
September 10, 2009
Governor Tim Pawlenty, along with Human Services Commissioner Cal Ludeman and Department of Health Commissioner Dr. Sanne Magnan, outline Ten Things To Know About Health Care In Minnesota, as an antecedent to President Obama\'s visit to the Twin Cities. At the press conference, Governor Pawlenty offers his perspective on successful health care reform, which includes market-driven medical and insurance systems, payment reform, and medical cost containment.

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Thursday
September 10, 2009
Immediately following Governor Pawlenty\'s press conference previewing health care reform efforts in Minnesota, DFL health care leaders--Sen. Linda Berglin and Representatives Thomas Huntley and Erin Murphy--offer pointed criticism about Governor Pawlenty\'s comments.

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Tuesday
September 08, 2009
Following the leadership summit, former state governors and legislative leaders meet with the Capitol press corps to answer questions.

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August 2009
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Wednesday
August 26, 2009
Governor Pawlenty announces two innovative health reform measures. One is a website allowing consumers to check health care costs and quality. The other is $47 million in grants designed to reduce obesity and tobacco use in the state.

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Wednesday
August 05, 2009
Minnesota Congressman James Oberstar, DFL-8th District, Sen. Steve Murphy, DFL-Red Wing, and Rep. Bernie Lieder, DFL-Crookston, hold a news conference to highlight the progress of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act in Minnesota.

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June 2009
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Wednesday
June 24, 2009
New House Minority Leader Kurt Zellers addresses the Media in a morning press conference. Zellers talks about his new position and fields questions from reporters.

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Tuesday
June 16, 2009
Assistant Senate Majority Leader Tarryl Clark responds to Governor Pawlenty\'s unallotment recommendations.

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Wednesday
June 03, 2009
House Minority Leader Marty Seifert talks to reporters about his decision to step down as Minority Leader and a possible run for governor.

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Tuesday
June 02, 2009
Governor Tim Pawlenty announces he will not seek re-election for governor.

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May 2009
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Friday
May 22, 2009
Former Representative Dan Dorman and St. Paul Mayor Chris Coleman outline a bipartisan effort to limit cuts in state money for local government aid.

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Thursday
May 21, 2009
Governor Pawlenty sits down with the Capitol press corps to answer their questions regarding the unallotment process.

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Tuesday
May 19, 2009
The Senate GOP caucus holds a press conference immediately following the end of the 2009 session to comment on the final minutes of floor action and HF 2323, the omnibus tax bill. Following, DFL leaders talk about the 2009 session and their efforts to pass a budget.

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Tuesday
May 19, 2009
Governor Tim Pawlenty meets with the Capitol Press Corps to talk about the close of the 2009 session, potential education shifts and unallotment.

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Monday
May 18, 2009
DFL leaders followed by GOP leaders talk with the Capitol Press Corps regarding their budget discussions with the Governor.

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Monday
May 18, 2009
GOP leaders meet with the media following their budget meeting with the governor.

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Monday
May 18, 2009
DFL leaders meet with the media following their budget meeting with the governor.

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Saturday
May 16, 2009
Minnesota Mayors gather for a press conference to discuss how cuts in local government aid would affect their communities.

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Saturday
May 16, 2009
DFL and GOP leaders meet with reporters in seperate press conferences to discuss their recent budget talks with Governor Pawlenty. Following, Brian McClung of the governor\'s staff offers his comments.

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Friday
May 15, 2009
Assistant Senate Majority Leader Tarryl Clark and Senator Linda Berglin address reporters in a weekly DFL Media Availability. The press conference centered around Governor Pawlenty\'s end of session plans. Following, Senate Minority Leader David Senjem and Senator Dick Day also addressed the media and gave their perspective to recent events.

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Thursday
May 14, 2009
Governor Pawlenty outlines his plans for the end of session in one of three press conferences. Following are reactions from the House DFL Leadership and Senate Majority Leader Larry Pogemiller.

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Tuesday
May 12, 2009
Legislative leaders emerge from a meeting with Governor Pawlenty and field questions from reporters about budget negotiations.

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Tuesday
May 12, 2009
Governor Pawlenty comments to the Press about meetings with Leaders of the State Legislature.

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Friday
May 08, 2009
House Speaker Margaret Anderson Kelliher fields questions from reporters on HF 885 - the Revised Omnibus Tax Expenditures bill.

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Friday
May 08, 2009
Legislative leaders addressed the media in separate press conferences Friday. First, Assistant Senate Majority Leader Tarryl Clark and later House Minority Leader Marty Seifert and Senate Minority Leader David Senjem discussed the end of session and HF 885 - a revised omnibus tax expenditure bill.

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April 2009
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Wednesday
April 29, 2009
The State Epidemiologist and Commissioners of Health and Education joined Governor Pawlenty today at a press conference to respond to Minnesota\'s first probable case of H1N1 Influenza.

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Tuesday
April 28, 2009
GOP leaders talk with reporters about their meeting with the Governor regarding the budget.

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Tuesday
April 28, 2009
DFL leaders field questions from reporters after meeting with Governor Pawlenty on the Budget.

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Tuesday
April 28, 2009
Lawmakers and others gather for a press conference on clean water legislation.

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Friday
April 17, 2009
The Senate Majority and Minority caucuses update the media in weekly press conferences. Assistant Senate Majority Leader Tarryl Clark discusses getting omnibus budget bills to the Senate floor, bonding issues, and how to get people back to work more quickly. Senate Minority Leader David Senjem wants a quick time frame for ending the legislative session, backs Governor Pawlenty on no new taxes, and talks about re-energizing the state by growing jobs and giving people a chance to get re-employed.

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Tuesday
April 14, 2009
Senate Republicans express support and solidarity for the Governor\'s budget plan and call on the DFL Majority to begin submitting budget bills as soon as possible.

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Tuesday
April 07, 2009
The Senate passes the E-12 Education appropriations bill, which reduces education funding by about $452.8 million dollars. Following the divided floor vote, Senate eduction chair LeRoy Stumpf and Assistant Senate Minority Leader Tarryl Clark meet with the Capitol Press Corps. Following, Senate Republican leaders offer their view of the DFL education funding plan.

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Thursday
April 02, 2009
In their weekly press conferences, Senate Majority and Minority caucuses discuss the events of the week, including the Education Funding Bill and an amendment to the Omnibus Energy Bill that would lift the moratorium on new construction of nuclear power facilites.

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March 2009
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Friday
March 27, 2009
In weekly press conferences, Senate DFL and GOP leaders discuss the week in review and take questions from reporters.

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Thursday
March 26, 2009
In consecutive press conferences, DFL leaders express dismay at budget discussions with Governor Pawlenty and the governor gives his perspective on those same discussions.

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Friday
March 20, 2009
In a weekly media availability, Senate Assistant Majority Leader Tarryl Clark and Finance Chair Dick Cohen brief reporters on differences between the Senate DFL and Governor Pawlenty\'s budget plans. Senate Republicans later respond to reporters about the Senate and House DFL plans and Governor Pawlenty\'s plan to balance the state budget.

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Thursday
March 19, 2009
In separate press conferences, House DFL Leaders, Speaker of the House Margaret Anderson Kelliher and Majority Leader Tony Sertich present their budget targets and House Minority Leader Marty Seifert responds to the DFL plan.

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Tuesday
March 17, 2009
In separate press conferences, Governor Pawlenty releases his revised budget plan followed by a response from Senate Majority Leader Larry Pogemiller and Assistant Majority Leader Tarryl Clark.

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Monday
March 16, 2009
State Senator Linda Berglin and Representative Tom Huntley announce a number of health care reform bills intended to lower health care costs and help balance the budget. Some of the bills focus on reforming the health care payment system and the health care delivery system.

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Friday
March 13, 2009
Legislative leaders from three caucuses discuss the week\'s events with reporters at separate press conferences. Assistant Senate Majority Leader Tarryl Clark gives her perspective on the Senate DFL budget targets. Senate Minority Leader David Senjem talks about the DFL plan and other topics while House Speaker Margaret Anderson Kelliher and Majority Leader Tony Sertich comment on an upcoming House DFL budget plan.

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Thursday
March 12, 2009
Senate Republican leaders respond to DFL budget targets

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Thursday
March 12, 2009
Senate DFL leaders outline their approach to solving the budget deficit

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Friday
March 06, 2009
Can legislative leaders soon reach a budget agreement? Each of the four caucus leaders weigh in on the issue during their weekly discussions with the Capitol Press Corps.

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Tuesday
March 03, 2009
Governor Pawlenty gives his thoughts on the latest state budget forecast.

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Tuesday
March 03, 2009
Republican leaders respond to the state budget forecast.

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Tuesday
March 03, 2009
DFL leaders respond to the recent state budget forecast.

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Tuesday
March 03, 2009
Commissioner Tom Hanson of Minnesota Management and Budget, State Economist Tom Stinson and James Schowalter, State Budget Director, release the February state budget forecast. The latest budget news incorporates the federal stimulus money and estimates of declining state revenue.

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Monday
March 02, 2009
Sen. Sandy Pappas, DFL-St. Paul, outlines her legislative effort to address human trafficking with tougher penalties, greater public awareness, and services to assist victims.

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Monday
March 02, 2009
Legislative Republicans call on DFLers to present their budget plans.

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February 2009
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Friday
February 27, 2009
In consecutive, but separate, press conferences, caucus leaders wait in anticipation of the pending bad budget news and talk about potential approaches to solving the growing budget deficit.

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Monday
February 23, 2009
Senator Tom Saxhaug and others discuss a plan to protect Northern Minnesota\'s forest.

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Thursday
February 19, 2009
In separate, consecutive press conferences, legislative leaders of both caucuses meet with the Capitol Press Corps, and questions focus on Senate Rules Committee action to freeze Senate hiring and salaries.

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Wednesday
February 18, 2009
Republican legislators call for the reduction of state elected officals\' salaries.

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Monday
February 16, 2009
The Insurance Federation announces the new Insurance Fraud Week to raise awareness of how fraud impacts all insurance policyholders.

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Monday
February 16, 2009
Senator Ellen Anderson and Representative Jeremy Kalin unveiled the legislative action plan of the Green Jobs Task Force.

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Friday
February 13, 2009
Legislative leaders from both caucuses in the Senate and House of Representatives discuss events of the week and the looming budget deficit.

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Friday
February 13, 2009
Senator Terri Bonnof and others discuss the potential impact of the federal stimulus package on the Western Metro communities.

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Monday
February 09, 2009
DFL lawmakers discuss the �People\'s Bailout Bill�... a bill designed to help people most affected by economic downturn.

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Friday
February 06, 2009
Senate Republicans respond to budget concerns, the direction of Health and Human Services and questions from the press.

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Friday
February 06, 2009
In her weekly meeting with the Capitol press corps, Assistant Senate Majority Leader Tarryl Clark is joined by Senator Linda Berglin to talk about the impact of proposed cuts to health and human services.

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Monday
February 02, 2009
Senator Joe Gimse announces a propopsal to fund school bus transit through existing public transit funds.

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January 2009
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Friday
January 30, 2009
The Governor\'s budget, federal stimulus dollars and a look at the first month of session. These are some of the topics brought up by leaders of each caucus during their media availability. Senators Tarryl Clark, David Senjem and David Hann give their perspectives on these issues and more.

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Tuesday
January 27, 2009
In consecutive news conferences, legislative leaders from each of the caucuses and city mayors respond to Governor Pawlenty\'s budget proposal. First, DFL leaders respond, followed by Republican leaders, followed by local officials.

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Tuesday
January 27, 2009
Governor Tim Pawlenty outlines his budget proposal for the 2010-2011 biennium.

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Monday
January 26, 2009
Senator Linda Berglin and Representative Paul Thissen discuss the �Cover all kids� health insurance bill. The bill is designed to make it easier for kids to get health care coverage and to remain covered.

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Friday
January 23, 2009
In separate press conferences, legislative leaders talk about the impact of the pending federal bailout package on Minnesota and the continuing challenges the state will face independent of federal action.

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Thursday
January 15, 2009
Republican leaders respond to Governor Pawlenty\'s State of the State Address.

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Thursday
January 15, 2009
DFL leaders respond to the State of the State Address.

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Tuesday
January 13, 2009
Wisconsin Governor Jim Doyle and Minnesota Governor Tim Pawlenty sign executive orders initiating a unique partnership between the two Midwestern states.

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Monday
January 12, 2009
DFL Legislative leaders announce their top priority for the 2009 session.

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Friday
January 09, 2009
Senate Republican Leader David Senjem and Senator David Hann review the first week of the 2009 legislative session and talk about the first steps needed to solve the budget deficit.

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Friday
January 09, 2009
Assistant Senate Democratic leader Tarryl Clark outlines the caucus priorities and offers insight on pending Senate confirmations.

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Wednesday
January 07, 2009
Governor Pawlenty and a key group of bipartisan legislators present a plan to pool school district administrative resources in order to shift more money to the classroom.

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Tuesday
January 06, 2009
Senate DFL leaders set out their objectives for the 2009 legislative session.

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Tuesday
January 06, 2009
Senate Republican leaders talk about immediate action to resolve the state budget deficit and the 2009 legislative session.

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Tuesday
January 06, 2009
 

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