DFL researcher Craig Janezich stood ready to help Sen Chris Eaton as she defended her minimum wage bill from questions and amendments on the Senate floor.
GOP Senators, from left, Paul Gazelka, Minority Leader David Hann and Gary Dahms huddled as debate began on the minimum wage bill on the Senate floor. Dahms led opposition to the bill.
Senate GOP caucus chief of staff Kevin Matzek, bottom left, huddled with GOP Senators, from left, Bill Weber, Gary Dahms, Minority Leader David Hann and Julie Rosen as debate began on the minimum wage bill on the Senate floor.
Sen Chris Eaton listened as GOP Sentors challenged her minimum wage bill with questions and amendments on the Senate floor.
Minnesota senators sharply questioned federal appeals court judge Neil Gorsuch during Wednesday's Supreme Court confirmation hearings, grilling him on whether he'd be protect the interests of ordinary people over corporations.
Other business groups like realtors, electric utility Xcel Energy Services, private colleges, tobacco giant Altria, Polymet Mining, health insurers and hospitals contributed to the overall total of $57.7 million to lobby the Legislature, the administration of Gov. Mark Dayton and Metro municipal governments.