Speaker of the House Kurt Daudt and Gov. Mark Dayton are continuing to meet to negotiate a final agreement on E-12 education bill as well as two other bills that were vetoed. The governor has said that he will not call the special session until all of these agreements are worked out.
Earlier this week, Speaker Daudt and Gov. Dayton agreed upon a target number for education funding of $525 million. That total is $125 million more than the amount in the E-12 Education Omnibus Bill (HF 844) that the Gov. Dayton vetoed on May 22.
We are hopeful that a bipartisan agreement is struck soon so that a brief special session may take place to resolve all unfinished business.
As we wait for the details of the new agreement to be worked out, we would like to share with you about the provisions that were vetoed in two other bills: the Omnibus Environment and Natural Resources Bill (HF 846) and the Omnibus Jobs and Economic Development Bill (HF 1437). Both of these bills contain provisions that MSBA has worked on during the session.