Last week's deal between Democratic lawmakers and Republican Gov. Tim Pawlenty to preserve a state health care plan for the very poor went beyond providing relief to more than 30,000 people who rely on the program. (03/09/2010)
General Assistance Medical Care, which covers some of the state's poorest residents, was scheduled to run out at the end of the month. A new deal keeps coverage in place, but at a cost to hospitals, doctors and dentists. (03/06/2010)
GAMC provides health insurance for more than 30,000 of the state's poorest residents. The program was scheduled to end on March 31, after Pawlenty cut its funding last year to balance the state budget. The new plan will extend GAMC for three months. (03/05/2010)
Three Minnesota recipients of General Assistance Medical Care are suing Gov. Pawlenty and other state officials to keep the subsidized health care program in place, at least temporarily. (03/04/2010)
Gov. Pawlenty and Democrats are negotiating to try to find a way to extend funding for General Assistance Medical Care. But there's no deal yet, and several religious groups are ramping up pressure on the governor and the Legislature to fix the problem. (03/03/2010)
Democrats in the Minnesota House have failed in their attempt to override Gov. Pawlenty's veto of a health care bill affecting thousands of low-income adults. They needed three Republican votes Monday to override, but the minority caucus stood united in support of the governor. (03/01/2010)
In an 87-46 vote, the attempt in the Minnesota House to override Gov. Pawlenty's veto of the GAMC extension has failed. (03/01/2010)
The Minnesota House is poised to vote Monday on an override of Gov. Tim Pawlenty's veto of a health care bill. (03/01/2010)
The vote comes amid ongoing talks between legislators and Gov. Pawlenty about a way to save the General Assistance Medical Care program, which is set to expire on April 1. (02/25/2010)
The Minnesota Senate Thursday is expected to try to override Gov. Pawlenty's veto of a bill that extended health care coverage for the poor. (02/25/2010)
DFL leaders in the House and Senate are gearing up for a showdown with Gov. Tim Pawlenty, most likely next week. They want to try to override his veto of a bill to extend health care coverage for thousands of low-income adults. (02/19/2010)
The Minnesota Senate has followed the House and overwhelmingly voted to keep alive an expiring state health care plan for more than 30,000 low-income adults. (02/18/2010)
Gov. Tim Pawlenty's new plan to erase the state budget deficit would cancel state-subsidized health insurance for as many as 21,000 Minnesotans. Another 20,000 people would have their health benefits reduced. (02/15/2010)
DFL leaders marked the opening of the 2010 session by unveiling a $1 billion bonding bill that they want to pass quickly. They also advanced a plan to provide health care coverage to the poor. (02/04/2010)
Abortion opponents held their annual rally outside the Capitol Friday, to mark the anniversary of the Supreme Court's Roe v. Wade decision which legalized abortion. (01/22/2010)

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