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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.

Federal Update

Congressional Update President Biden Releases “Skinny” Budget Request Earlier today, April 9, President Biden released a long-anticipated budget request to Congress, outlining his administration’s desired spending priorities for the upcoming 2022 federal fiscal year (FY 22). During most Presidents’ first … Continue reading

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Bill Introductions – Week-ending April 9, 2021

Bill Introductions HF 2436-2470 and SF 2323-2389 The following bills were introduced in the Minnesota Legislature April 5-9, 2021.  Every Friday, we will publish bills that have been introduced during the week. We hope that you monitor these posts, as … Continue reading

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Governor Walz orders flags at half-staff in honor of Congressman Alcee Hastings

Governor Tim Walz has ordered all flags to be flown at half-staff at all state buildings in the state of Minnesota effective immediately until sunset on Wednesday, April 7, 2021, to remember, mourn, and honor the life of Congressman Alcee … Continue reading

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Governor Walz orders flags at half-staff to honor victims of attack on U.S. Capitol

Governor Tim Walz has ordered all flags to be flown at half-staff at all state buildings in Minnesota effective immediately until sunset on Tuesday, April 6, to honor the victims of the attack on the United States Capitol on Friday, … Continue reading

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Federal Weekly Update

Congressional Update House Releases Community Project Funding Guidance On Tuesday, March 23, the House Appropriations Committee formally published guidance regarding the process for Members of Congress to request “Community Project Funding”—the committee’s new term for appropriations earmarks. As previously shared, … Continue reading

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Bill Introductions – Week-ending March 26, 2021

Bill Introductions HF 2326-2435 and SF 2200-2322 The following bills were introduced in the Minnesota Legislature March 22-26, 2021.  Every Friday, we will publish bills that have been introduced during the week. We hope that you monitor these posts, as … Continue reading

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Governor Walz orders flags at half-staff in honor of Boulder shooting victims

Governor Tim Walz has ordered all Minnesota flags to be flown at half-staff at all state buildings effective immediately until sunset on Saturday, March 27, 2021, to honor the 10 victims of the acts of violence perpetrated in Boulder, Colorado, … Continue reading

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Federal Weekly Update

Congressional Update  Earmarks Poised to Make a Comeback  Since 2011, both the House and the Senate have observed a moratorium on so-called “earmarks”—spending for specific projects or priorities made at the direction of individual Members of Congress. Earlier this month, … Continue reading

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Bill Introductions – Week-ending March 19, 2021

Bill Introductions HF 2174-2325 and SF 2034-2199 The following bills were introduced in the Minnesota Legislature March 15-19, 2021.  Every Friday, we will publish bills that have been introduced during the week. We hope that you monitor these posts, as … Continue reading

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Governor Walz orders flags at half-staff on March 19 and March 22

Governor Tim Walz has directed all flags at state and federal buildings in Minnesota to be flown at half-staff from sunrise to sunset on Friday, March 19, 2021, and from sunrise to sunset on Monday, March 22, 2021. Friday, March … Continue reading

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