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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 Weekly Update

Congressional Update  American Rescue Plan Enacted  Since coming to office, President Biden has sought to prioritize his administration’s response to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Chief among these efforts was a $1.9 trillion proposalreleased on the day of his inauguration, dubbed “The … Continue reading

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Bill Introductions – Week-ending March 12, 2021

Bill Introductions HF 1954-2173 and SF 1803-2033 The following bills were introduced in the Minnesota Legislature March 8-12, 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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Federal Update

Earlier today, the United States Senate passed its substitute version of the American Rescue Plan (ARP) Act of 2021. The measure passed 50-49 along party lines with one Senator absent from the proceedings. The $1.9 trillion total relief plan package … Continue reading

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Federal Weekly Update

Congressional Update  Senate Considers American Rescue Plan On Saturday, February 27, the House of Representatives passed the American Rescue Plan (ARP) Act of 2021 (H.R. 1319), mostly along party lines, by a marginof 219-212. If enacted, ARP would provide nearly $1.9 … Continue reading

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Bill Introductions – Week-ending March 5, 2021

Bill Introductions HF 1685-1953 and SF 1520-1802 The following bills were introduced in the Minnesota Legislature March 1-5, 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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Federal Weekly Update

Congressional Update  House Moves Forward with Pandemic Relief  On Monday, February 22, the House Budget Committee passed the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021—legislation modeled off of President Biden’s recent $1.9 trillion proposalto respond to the ongoing pandemic. The committee advanced the … Continue reading

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Bill Introductions – Week-ending February 26, 2021

Bill Introductions HF 1349-1684 and SF 1213-1519 The following bills were introduced in the Minnesota Legislature February 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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Federal Weekly Update

Congressional Update  House Moves Forward with Pandemic Relief/NSBA Sends Letter to Budget Committee   Late last week, several House committees finalized their respective pieces of a $1.9 trillion pandemic relief package modeled on President Biden’s American Rescue Plan. These efforts are part … Continue reading

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Bill Introductions – Week-ending February 19, 2021

Bill Introductions HF 1080-1348 and SF 976-1212 The following bills were introduced in the Minnesota Legislature February 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 in honor of lives lost to COVID-19

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, February 19, 2021. Governor Walz has directed flags to fly at half-staff on the 19th … Continue reading

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