Category Archives: 2017 Legislature

State accepting applications for new teacher licensing board

The Minnesota Legislature passed a law during the 2017 session to replace the Minnesota Board of Teaching with the new Professional Educator Licensing and Standards Board. The Office of the Minnesota Secretary of State is currently accepting applications for the … Continue reading

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Session Daily: Governor still hopeful negotiations can solve legislative funding fight

Source: Session Daily By Jonathan Avise Gov. Mark Dayton said Friday he remains hopeful his dispute with Republican legislative leaders over funding for the House and Senate can be solved at the negotiating table, rather than the courtroom. House Speaker … Continue reading

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Session Daily: House, Senate head toward lawsuit over Gov. Dayton’s legislative funding veto

Source: Session Daily By Jonathan Avise See you in court. That was the message Friday from Republican House and Senate leadership in approving a resolution to seek outside legal representation in an effort to restore funding for the Legislature that … Continue reading

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Session Daily: Gov. Dayton signs budget bills into law, but showdown with lawmakers continues

Source: Session Daily By Jonathan Avise Gov. Mark Dayton announced Tuesday he would sign into law nine budget bills that make up the state‚Äôs $46 billion, two-year budget, and would allow a $650 million tax bill to become law without … Continue reading

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Session Daily: Lawmakers pass final budget bills, wrap 2017 special session

Source: Session Daily By Mike Cook Day three of the 2017 special session saw lawmakers pass final omnibus bills to be sent to Gov. Mark Dayton, with weary House members wrapping up their work at 2:42 a.m. Friday following a … Continue reading

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Session Daily: Compromise education bill passed by House in special session

Source: Session Daily By Nick Longworth After weeks of negotiations over the best approach to reduce the achievement gap, lawmakers passed a compromise bill early Wednesday that they believe Gov. Mark Dayton would ultimately sign. The result is a proposal … Continue reading

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Minnesota Senate OKs Omnibus Retirement Bill; awaits passage in the House

The Minnesota Senate passed the Omnibus Retirement Bill (SF 545) Sunday night on a 67-0 vote. The bill awaits passage by the Minnesota House. The Senate bill does not provide funding to cover the costs of the proposed employer contribution … Continue reading

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