Category Archives: 2017 Legislature

MSBA names recipients for its Outstanding Legislator of 2017 award

The Minnesota School Boards Association (MSBA) recently announced the recipients for its Outstanding Legislator of 2017 award. This year’s honorees are Sen. Greg Clausen (DFL-Apple Valley), Rep. Sondra Erickson (R-Princeton), Rep. Jenifer Loon (R-Eden Prairie), Rep. Carlos Mariani (DFL-St. Paul), … Continue reading

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Apply by August 18 for “Grow Your Own” teacher program grant

Recruiting and hiring qualified teachers is one of the most important tasks facing school districts. As the teacher candidate pool in shortage areas continues to shrink, the Minnesota Legislature passed a grant program for school districts to be proactive and … Continue reading

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Minnesota House Research Department updates document regarding education tax credits and deductions

Source: Minnesota House of Representatives Research Department The Minnesota House of Representatives Research Department updated its “Income Tax Deductions and Credits for Public and Nonpublic Education in Minnesota” publication in late June. Minnesota has had an income tax credit for … Continue reading

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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’s $46 billion, two-year budget, and would allow a $650 million tax bill to become law without … Continue reading

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