Category Archives: Advocacy

Tax reform update: U.S. Senate passes legislation paving way for conference committee

The U.S. Senate passed its version of H.R. 1, the proposed Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA), by a 51-49 vote early Saturday morning. MSBA has concerns lawmakers are creating a potential tax structure that offers tax breaks and benefits … Continue reading

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Action Alert — Tell Congress to reject provisions of Tax Cuts and Jobs Act that would harm our public school districts

Source: National School Boards Association The U.S. House Ways and Means Committee is continuing its mark-up of H.R. 1, the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA). This legislation is the first draft of a bill for tax reform and is … Continue reading

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Action Alert: New health care bill would cut Medicaid funding for public schools

Source: National School Boards Association This Wednesday, the U.S. House of Representatives will be moving forward to consider legislation to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act. After a month of negotiations and changes to the original bill filed in … Continue reading

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Action Alert: Urge Congress to invest in public education

Visit https://youtu.be/MNc0kYXt6Ig to watch NSBA’s funding video. Source: National School Boards Association Members of Congress returned to Capitol Hill this week with the priority of passing an appropriations bill to fund education investments and other federal programs for the remainder … Continue reading

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Call to Action: Act now to maximize funding for public education

Source: National School Boards Association Critical decisions regarding federal funding, including funding for public education, will be made this week. With the current funding for federal agencies set to expire on Friday, December 9, Congress must act quickly to pass … Continue reading

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MSBA Delegate Assembly OKs new round of legislative resolutions

The 2016 MSBA Delegate Assembly approved 16 new legislative resolutions Saturday, December 3, in Minneapolis. These new legislative resolutions will be added to MSBA’s Legislative Policies and help form MSBA’s platform for the 2017 legislative session and beyond. More than … Continue reading

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Learn about the Minnesota plan for the Every Student Succeeds Act at MDE’s regional meetings

School leaders are invited to join Commissioner Brenda Cassellius and the Minnesota Department of Education for a regional meeting on the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA). Learn and share your thoughts about ESSA and the vision for the Minnesota State … Continue reading

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