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House/Senate Republican Press Conference
Monday, July 15 2019 - watch this program
House Minority Leader Kurt Daudt (R-Crown), Representative Mary Franson (R-Alexandria) and Senator Michelle Benson (R-Ham Lake) held a press conference to discuss recent developments at the Department of Human Services, including the resignation of Commissioner Tony Lourey and the ongoing investigation into Inspector General Carolyn Ham.
Runs 25 minutes.

Minnesota House DFL Media Availability
Friday, May 24 2019 - watch this program
Speaker of the House Melissa Hortman (DFL-Brooklyn Park) and Majority Leader Ryan Winkler (DFL-Golden Valley) spoke to the press just prior to the start of the special session.
Runs 8 minutes.

Minnesota House Republican Media Availability
Friday, May 24 2019 - watch this program
House Minority Leader Kurt Daudt (R-Crown) spoke to the press just prior to the start of the special session.
Runs 6 minutes.

Minnesota House DFL Media Availability
Tuesday, May 21 2019 - watch this program
Following adjournment of the 2019 Regular Session, House Speaker Melissa Hortman (DFL-Brooklyn Park) and Majority Leader Ryan Winkler (DFL-Golden Valley) held a media availability.
Runs 13 minutes.

Minnesota House Republican Media Availability
Tuesday, May 21 2019 - watch this program
Following adjournment of the 2019 Regular Session, House Minority Leader Kurt Daudt (R-Crown) and Representative Anne Neu (R-North Branch) held a media availability.
Runs 5 minutes.

Gov. Tim Walz/Speaker Melissa Hortman/Sen. Majority Leader Paul Gazelka Press Conference
Sunday, May 19 2019 - watch this program
Governor Tim Walz, Speaker of the House Melissa Hortman (DFL-Brooklyn Park) and Senate Majority Leader Paul Gazelka (R-Nisswa) held a press conference to announce a budget agreement.
Runs 24 minutes.

Minnesota House Press Conference
Sunday, May 19 2019 - watch this program
Following the press conference by Governor Tim Walz, Speaker of the House Melissa Hortman (DFL-Brooklyn Park) and Senate Majority Leader Paul Gazelka (R-Nisswa) announcing a budget agreement, House Minority Leader Kurt Daudt (R-Crown) and Representative Steve Drazkowski (R-Mazeppa) responded.
Runs 9 minutes.

Minnesota Senate Republican Media Availability - late afternoon
Friday, May 17 2019 - watch this program
After meeting with the governor and House DFL leaders, Senate Majority Leader Paul Gazelka (R-Nisswa) held a media availability to discuss end-of-session negotiations.
Runs 1 minute.

Governor Tim Walz Media Availability - early evening 5/14/19
Tuesday, May 14 2019 - watch this program
After an afternoon meeting with House and Senate leaders, Governor Tim Walz held a media availability to discuss end-of-session negotiations.
Runs 1 minute.

Governor Tim Walz Media Availability - mid-morning
Tuesday, May 14 2019 - watch this program
After a morning meeting with House and Senate leaders, Governor Tim Walz held a media availability to discuss end-of-session negotiations.
Runs 1 minute.

Minnesota Senate Republican Media Availability - early evening 5/14/19
Tuesday, May 14 2019 - watch this program
After an afternoon meeting with the governor and House DFL leaders, Senate Majority Leader Paul Gazelka (R-Nisswa) held a media availability to discuss end-of-session negotiations. Runs 1 minute.

Governor Tim Walz Media Availability
Monday, May 13 2019 - watch this program
After meeting with House and Senate leaders Monday afternoon, Governor Tim Walz held a media availability to discuss end of session negotiations.
Runs 4 minutes.

Governor Tim Walz Media Availability - early evening
Monday, May 13 2019 - watch this program
After an early evening meeting with House and Senate leaders, Governor Tim Walz held a media availability to discuss end-of-session negotiations.
Runs 15 minutes.

Governor Tim Walz Media Availability - late afternoon
Monday, May 13 2019 - watch this program
After a late afternoon meeting with House and Senate leaders, Governor Tim Walz held a media availability to discuss end-of-session negotiations.
Runs 7 minutes.

Minnesota House DFL Media Availability
Monday, May 13 2019 - watch this program
After meeting with the governor and Senate Republican leaders Monday afternoon, Speaker of the House Melissa Hortman (DFL-Brooklyn Park) and Majority Leader Ryan Winkler (DFL-Golden Valley) held a media availability to discuss end-of-session negotiations.
Runs 2 minutes.

Minnesota House DFL Media Availability - early evening
Monday, May 13 2019 - watch this program
After an early evening meeting with the governor and Senate Republican leaders, Speaker of the House Melissa Hortman (DFL-Brooklyn Park) and Majority Leader Ryan Winkler (DFL-Golden Valley) held a media availability to discuss end-of-session negotiations.
Runs 4 minutes.

Minnesota House DFL Media Availability - late afternoon
Monday, May 13 2019 - watch this program
After a late afternoon meeting with the governor and Senate Republican leaders, Speaker of the House Melissa Hortman (DFL-Brooklyn Park) and Majority Leader Ryan Winkler (DFL-Golden Valley) held a media availability to discuss end-of-session negotiations.
Runs 4 minutes.

Minnesota Senate Republican Media Availability
Monday, May 13 2019 - watch this program
After meeting with the governor and House DFL leaders Monday afternoon, Senate Majority Leader Paul Gazelka (R-Nisswa) held a media availability to discuss end of session negotiations.
Runs 3 minutes.

Minnesota Senate Republican Media Availability - early evening
Monday, May 13 2019 - watch this program
After an early evening meeting with the governor and House DFL leaders, Senate Majority Leader Paul Gazelka (R-Nisswa) held a media availability to discuss end-of-session negotiations.
Runs 5 minutes.

Minnesota Senate Republican Media Availability - late afternoon
Monday, May 13 2019 - watch this program
After a late afternoon meeting with the governor and House DFL leaders, Senate Majority Leader Paul Gazelka (R-Nisswa) held a media availability to discuss end-of-session negotiations.
Runs 3 minutes.

Governor Tim Walz Media Availability
Sunday, May 12 2019 - watch this program
After meeting with House and Senate leaders Sunday night, Governor Tim Walz held a media availability to discuss end-of-session negotiations.
Runs 8 minutes.

Minnesota House Media Availability
Sunday, May 12 2019 - watch this program
After meeting with the governor and Senate Republican leaders Sunday night, Speaker of the House Melissa Hortman (DFL-Brooklyn Park) and Majority Leader Ryan Winkler (DFL-Golden Valley) held a media availability to discuss end-of-session negotiations.
Runs 2 minutes.

Governor Tim Walz Media Availability
Tuesday, May 7 2019 - watch this program
After meeting with House and Senate leaders Tuesday afternoon, Governor Tim Walz held a media availability to discuss end of session negotiations. Runs 9 minutes.

Minnesota House DFL Media Availability
Tuesday, May 7 2019 - watch this program
After meeting with the governor and Senate Republican leaders Tuesday afternoon, Speaker of the House Melissa Hortman (DFL-Brooklyn Park) held a media availability to discuss end of session negotiations. Runs 2 minutes.

Minnesota House Media Availability
Tuesday, May 7 2019 - watch this program
House Speaker Melissa Hortman (DFL-Brooklyn Park) and Majority Leader Ryan Winkler (DFL-Golden Valley) held a brief media availability to discuss end of session negotiations.
Runs 9 minutes.

Minnesota Senate Republican Media Availability
Tuesday, May 7 2019 - watch this program
After meeting with the governor and House DFL leaders Tuesday afternoon, Senate Majority Leader Paul Gazelka (R-Nisswa) held a media availability to discuss end of session negotiations. Runs 4 minutes.

Governor Tim Walz Media Availability
Monday, May 6 2019 - watch this program
After meeting with House and Senate leaders Monday afternoon, Governor Tim Walz held a media availability to discuss end of session negotiations.
Runs 7 minutes.

Minnesota House Media Availability
Monday, May 6 2019 - watch this program
After meeting with the governor and Senate Republican leaders Monday afternoon, Speaker of the House Melissa Hortman (DFL-Brooklyn Park) held a media availability to discuss end of session negotiations.
Runs 1 minutes.

Minnesota Senate Media Availability
Monday, May 6 2019 - watch this program
After meeting with the governor and House DFL leaders Monday afternoon, Senate Majority Leader Paul Gazelka (R-Nisswa) held a media availability to discuss end of session negotiations.
Runs 5 minutes.

Minnesota House Media Availability
Thursday, May 2 2019 - watch this program
Speaker Melissa Hortman (DFL-Brooklyn Park), House Majority Leader Ryan Winkler (DFL-Golden Valley) held a media availability to announce the start of conference committee meetings.
Runs 13 minutes.

Governor Walz Media Availability
Wednesday, May 1 2019 - watch this program
Governor Tim Walz, Senator Scott Newman (R-Hutchinson), and Representative Frank Hornstein (DFL-Mpls) held a media availability in response to the release of the Independent Expert Review of Minnesota Licensing and Registration System (MNLARS).
Runs 48 minutes.

Minnesota House Media Availability
Monday, April 29 2019 - watch this program
Speaker of the House Melissa Hortman (DFL-Brooklyn Park) and Majority Leader Ryan Winkler (DFL-Golden Valley) held a media availability to discuss the Public Safety and Judiciary budget and the Higher Education budget bills, and other legislative issues.
Runs 14 minutes.

Minnesota House Press Conference
Wednesday, April 24 2019 - watch this program
Speaker Melissa Hortman (DFL-Brooklyn Park), House Majority Leader Ryan Winkler (DFL-Golden Valley) and others held a media availability ahead of floor action on the omnibus health and human services finance bill.
Runs 20 minutes.

Minnesota House Press Conference
Wednesday, April 24 2019 - watch this program
House Minority Leader Kurt Daudt (R-Crown) and others held a media availability ahead of floor action on the omnibus health and human services finance bill.
Runs 15 minutes.

Minnesota House Press Conference
Monday, April 8 2019 - watch this program
Speaker Melissa Hortman (DFL-Brooklyn Park), House Majority Leader Ryan Winkler (DFL-Golden Valley), Representative Paul Marquart (DFL-Dilworth), Representative Diane Loeffler (DFL-Mpls), Representative Jim Davnie (DFL-Mpls), Representative Cheryl Youakim (DFL-Hopkins) and Representative Dave Pinto (DFL- Saint Paul) held a press conference related to the DFL’s proposed tax bill and E-12 education budget.
Runs 27 minutes.

Minnesota House Press Conference
Friday, April 5 2019 - watch this program
House Majority Leader Ryan Winkler (DFL-Golden Valley), Speaker Melissa Hortman (DFL-Brooklyn Park) and Representative Aisha Gomez (DFL-Mpls) held a press conference on HF1500, the so called ‘Driver’s Licenses for All’ bill.
Runs 23 minutes.

House DFL Media Availability
Wednesday, April 3 2019 - watch this program
Speaker Melissa Hortman (DFL-Brooklyn Park) and Majority Leader Ryan Winkler (DFL-Golden Valley) responded to Governor Tim Walz’s State of the State Address.
Runs 4 minutes.

House/Senate Republican Media Availability
Wednesday, April 3 2019 - watch this program
House Minority Leader Kurt Daudt (R-Crown) and Senate Majority Leader Paul Gazelka (R-Nisswa) responded to Governor Tim Walz’s State of the State Address.
Runs 7 minutes.

Minnesota House Press Conference
Wednesday, April 3 2019 - watch this program
Speaker of the House Melissa Hortman (DFL-Brooklyn Park), Majority Leader Ryan Winkler (DFL-Golden Valley), Representative Tina Liebling (DFL-Rochester), Representative Rena Moran (DFL-Saint Paul) and Representative Jennifer Schultz (DFL-Duluth) hold a press conference to announce the omnibus health and human services budget.
Runs 22 minutes.

Minnesota House Press Conference
Tuesday, April 2 2019 - watch this program
Speaker of the House Melissa Hortman (DFL-Brooklyn Park), Majority Leader Ryan Winkler (DFL-Golden Valley), Representative Frank Hornstein (DFL-Mpls) and Representative Brad Tabke (DFL-Shakopee) held a press conference to announce a new transportation budget.
Runs 18 minutes.

Minnesota House Press Conference
Monday, March 25 2019 - watch this program
Speaker Melissa Hortman (DFL-Brooklyn Park), Majority Leader Ryan Winkler (DFL-Golden Valley), Representative Liz Olson (DFL-Duluth), Representative Lyndon Carlson (DFL-Crystal) and Representative Paul Marquart (DFL-Dilworth) held a press conference announce committee budget targets.
Runs 27 minutes.

Minnesota House Press Conference
Monday, March 25 2019 - watch this program
Representative Mary Franson (R-Alexandria) and Representative Nick Zerwas (R-Elk River) held a press conference to unveil a package of proposals aimed at reducing fraud in public programs, with a focus on the Child Care Assistance Program.
Runs 27 minutes.

Governor Tim Walz Press Conference
Friday, March 22 2019 - watch this program
Governor Tim Walz releases his FY 2020-21 supplemental budget.
Runs 43 minutes.

Minnesota House Press Conference
Monday, March 18 2019 - watch this program
Speaker of the House Melissa Hortman (DFL-Brooklyn Park), Majority Leader Ryan Winkler (DFL-Golden Valley) and Representative Frank Hornstein (DFL- Mpls) hold a press conference on the hands-free cell phone bill.
Runs 20 minutes.

Minnesota House/Senate Press Conference
Monday, March 11 2019 - watch this program
Representative Tony Jurgens (R-Cottage Grove), Senator Mark Johnson (R-East Grand Forks) and others held a press conference to discuss funding for Minnesota's Disaster Assistance Contingency Account.
Runs 24 minutes.

Minnesota House Press Conference
Tuesday, March 5 2019 - watch this program
Representative Carlos Mariani (DFL–Saint Paul), Representative Rena Moran (DFL–Saint Paul), Representative Raymond Dehn (DFL-Mpls) and Representative Jack Considine (DFL- Mankato) hold a press conference regarding legislation to change Minnesota’s cannabis policies.
Runs 26 minutes.

Governor Tim Walz Media Availability
Thursday, February 28 2019 - watch this program
Governor Tim Walz responds to the February 2019 Budget and Economic Forecast.
Runs 16 minutes.

House/Senate DFL Media Availability
Thursday, February 28 2019 - watch this program
Speaker Melissa Hortman (DFL-Brooklyn Park), House Majority Leader Ryan Winkler (DFL-Golden Valley) and Representative Lyndon Carlson (DFL-Crystal) respond to the February 2019 Budget and Economic Forecast.
Runs 12 minutes.

House/Senate Republican Media Availability
Thursday, February 28 2019 - watch this program
House Minority Leader Kurt Daudt (R-Crown), Senate Majority Leader Paul Gazelka (R-Nisswa), Representative Pat Garofalo (R-Farmington) and Representative Anne Neu (R-North Branch) respond to February 2019 Budget and Economic Forecast.
Runs 17 minutes.

Release of February 2019 Budget and Economic Forecast
Thursday, February 28 2019 - watch this program
Minnesota Management and Budget Commissioner Myron Frans, State Economist Doctor Laura Kalambokidis and State Budget Director Britta Reitan present the February 2019 Budget and Economic Forecast.
Runs 34 minutes.

House Press Conference
Wednesday, February 27 2019 - watch this program
Speaker Melissa Hortman (DFL-Brooklyn Park), House Majority Leader Ryan Winkler (DFL-Golden Valley), Representative Carlos Mariani (DFL-Saint Paul) and Representative Dave Pinto (DFL-Saint Paul) discus this Wednesday evening House Public Safety and Criminal Justice Reform Finance and Policy Division hearing on gun violence prevention legislation.
Runs 15 minutes.

Minnesota House Press Conference
Thursday, February 21 2019 - watch this program
The New House Republican Caucus held a press conference on HF1334 (Bahr) Firearms; right of people to keep and bear arms constitutional amendment proposed.
Runs 16 minutes.

Minnesota House Press Conference
Thursday, February 21 2019 - watch this program
Representative Aisha Gomez (DFL-Mpls), Representative Rod Hamilton (R-Mountain Lake), House Majority Leader Ryan Winkler (DFL-Golden Valley) and others held a press conference related to their legislative efforts for driver’s licenses for all, regardless of immigration status.
Runs 29 minutes.

Governor Walz Press Conference
Tuesday, February 19 2019 - watch this program
Governor Tim Walz held a press conference to release his proposed budget for FY 2020-21.
Runs 56 minutes.

House/Senate Media Availability
Tuesday, February 19 2019 - watch this program
House Minority Leader Kurt Daudt (R-Crown) and Senate Majority Leader Paul Gazelka (R-Nisswa) held a media availability in response to Governor Walz's proposed budget for FY 2020-21.
Runs 21 minutes.

House Press Conference
Tuesday, February 12 2019 - watch this program
Representative Carlos Mariani (DFL-Saint Paul), Representative Marion O’Neill (R-Maple Lake), Representative Jack Considine (DFL-Mankato) and Representative Jamie Long (DFL-Mpls) held a press conference announcing a bipartisan initiative to change Minnesota’s probation practices.
Runs 32 minutes.

Governor/House/Senate Press Conference
Monday, February 11 2019 - watch this program
Governor Tim Walz, Speaker Melissa Hortman (DFL-Brooklyn Park) and Senate Majority Leader Paul Gazelka (R-Nisswa) held a press conference to announce additional joint legislative deadlines.
Runs 18 minutes.

House/Senate Press Conference
Tuesday, February 5 2019 - watch this program
Representative Jamie Long (DFL-Mpls) and Senator Nick Frentz (DFL-North Mankato) introduce a plan to move Minnesota towards 100 percent clean energy.
Runs 31 minutes.

House/Senate Press Conference
Monday, January 28 2019 - watch this program
Representative Mike Freiberg (DFL-Golden Valley), Senator Melisa Franzen (DFL-Edina) and Senator Scott Jensen (R-Chaska) discuss a bill outlining the legalization of recreational cannabis.
Runs 32 minutes.

House/Senate DFL Press Conference
Friday, January 25 2019 - watch this program
Representative Zack Stephenson (DFL-Coon Rapids), House Majority Leader Ryan Winkler (DFL-Golden Valley) and Senator Matt Little (DFL-Lakeville) held a press conference to propose a financial relief, loan guarantee program for furloughed federal workers.
Runs 13 minutes.

New House Republican Press Conference
Friday, January 25 2019 - watch this program
Representative Steve Drazkowski (R-Mazeppa), Representative Cal Bahr (R-East Bethel) and Representative Jeremy Munson (R-Lake Crystal) held a press conference to discuss proposed changes to the Permanent Rules of the House.
Runs 23 minutes.

House DFL Press Conference
Wednesday, January 9 2019 - watch this program
Representative Liz Olson (DFL-Duluth), Speaker Melissa Hortman (DFL-Brooklyn Park), Majority Leader Ryan Winkler (DFL-Golden Valley) and others unveil the first 10 bills they intend to offer this session.
Runs 32 minutes.

House New Republican Press Conference
Wednesday, January 9 2019 - watch this program
Representative Steve Drazkowski (R-Mazeppa), Representative Tim Miller (R-Prinsburg), Representative Jeremy Munson (R-Lake Crystal) and Representative Cal Bahr (R-East Bethel) held a media availability in response to the first 10 bills the DFL intends to offer this session.
They also discussed their New House Republican Caucus.
Runs 18 minutes.

House DFL Media Availability
Tuesday, January 8 2019 - watch this program
Speaker Melissa Hortman (DFL-Brooklyn Park) and Majority Leader Ryan Winkler (DFL-Golden Valley) held a media availability following the conclusion of the 2019 Opening Day Floor Session.
Runs 4 minutes.

House Republican Media Availability
Tuesday, January 8 2019 - watch this program
Minority Leader Kurt Daudt (R-Crown) held a media availability following the conclusion of the 2019 Opening Day Floor Session.
Runs 4 minutes.