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The Minnesota School Boards Association, a leading advocate for public education, supports, promotes and strengthens the work of public school boards.

Weekly Federal Update

Congressional Update House Budget Committee Kicks-off FY22 Funding Cycle After delays throughout the year, budget and appropriations activity started in earnest in the House this week. On Monday, June 14, House Budget Chairman John Yarmuth (D-KY) filed a “deeming resolution” … Continue reading

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Bill Introductions – June 14-15, 2021

HF 1-38 and SF 1-38 The following bills were introduced in the Minnesota Legislature Special Session #1 – June 14-15, 2021.  We hope that you monitor these posts, as it keeps you updated and informed about the bills under consideration … Continue reading

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Weekly Federal Update Congressional Update House Education Committee Explores Child Nutrition Reauthorization Yesterday, June 10, the House Education and Labor’s Subcommittee on Civil Rights and Human Services held a hearing titled, “Ending Child Hunger: Priorities for Child Nutrition Reauthorization.” Lawmakers … Continue reading

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Weekly Federal Update

Infrastructure Negotiations Continue with No Clear Resolution Since the release of President Biden’s full fiscal year (FY) 2022 budget request last week, attention has returned back to the most hotly debated issue over the past few months—investments in the nation’s … Continue reading

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Weekly Federal Update

Congressional Update President Biden Releases Full FY22 Budget Request Earlier today, May 27, President Biden released his widely anticipated budget request to Congress. In an unusual move, the request included both the President’s desired budget for federal fiscal year (FY) … Continue reading

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Governor Walz orders flags at half-staff for victims of San Jose tragedy and Sarah Grell

In accordance with a proclamation issued by President Joe Biden, Governor Tim Walz has ordered all United States and Minnesota flags to be flown at half-staff at all state and federal buildings in Minnesota effective immediately until sunset on Sunday, … Continue reading

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Enrollment period open for Emergency Broadband Benefit Program

The Emergency Broadband Benefit Program is a Federal Communications Commission (FCC) program that provides a temporary discount on monthly broadband bills for qualifying low-income households. Eligible households can receive: Up to a $50/month discount on your broadband service and associated … Continue reading

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Federal Update

Monday evening, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) unanimously adopted final rules to implement the Emergency Connectivity Fund (ECF) Program. The ECF was created through the recent passage of the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021. This legislation provides $7.17 billion … Continue reading

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Weekly Federal Update

Congressional Update House Examines ED Budget Proposal Last month, President Biden released an initial “skinny” budget request to Congress containing high-level information regarding the administration’s funding priorities for the coming 2022 federal fiscal year (FY22). While a more detailed budget … Continue reading

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Federal Update

Congressional Update Congress Holds Hearings Discussing Child Care, WIOA, and Community College Investments Earlier this week, the Senate HELP Committee held a hearing titled “Strengthening America’s Child Care Sector,” which included discussion regarding the need for significant investment in child … Continue reading

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