Category Archives: 2016 Legislative Session

2016 Minnesota Election Directory has been updated

Source: Minnesota House of Representatives Public Information Services The 2016 Election Directory for the 2017-2018 Minnesota Legislature has been updated and now includes a section on the Minnesota Senate. See http://www.house.leg.state.mn.us/hinfo/leginfo/elecdir16.pdf to view this directory. Expect further updates to the publication as … Continue reading

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No special session — unfortunately

Gov. Mark Dayton and legislative leaders were not able to reach an agreement on the content of a special session. As reported earlier, funding for a light-rail line has derailed plans for a special session. After a short meeting on Thursday, … Continue reading

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Grow Your Own grants available for school districts via the Teacher Shortage Act

Source: Minnesota Department of Education The Minnesota Department of Education (MDE) opened up applications Thursday for the Grow Your Own Grant Opportunity. The Grow Your Own Grant is part of the MSBA-initiated Teacher Shortage Act. Per MDE: Funding is available to … Continue reading

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Summary shows strong interest in Voluntary Prekindergarten program

Source: Minnesota Department of Education Even with a short turnaround, Gov. Mark Dayton’s Voluntary Prekindergarten program received strong interest across the state. The application process for the program ran from June 3 through July 1. According to the Minnesota Department … Continue reading

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Legislative Study Group on Educator Licensure meeting set for 1 p.m. webcast today

The Legislative Study Group on Educator Licensure is slated to meet from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. today (Thursday, July 21) at the Minnesota Senate Building (Room 1200). The meeting is scheduled to be streamed via http://mnsenate.granicus.com/ViewPublisher.php?view_id=1.  The Minnesota Legislature established this 12-member group to recommend how … Continue reading

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Report: Gov. Dayton, leaders say deal is near for August special session

Source: Session Daily Gov. Mark Dayton and legislative leaders said Friday they expect to hold a special session in mid- to late-August to pass at least a corrected tax bill and public works borrowing bill. Dayton, Lt. Gov. Tina Smith, … Continue reading

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Session Daily: After Monday’s tax veto, focus shifts to resurrecting nearly $1 billion bonding bill

Source: Session Daily By Lee Ann Schutz Now that the omnibus tax bill is off the table because of Gov. Mark Dayton’s pocket veto Monday, leverage for calling a special session seems to be moving toward resurrecting the capital investment … Continue reading

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