Category Archives: Elections

Republicans expand majority in Minnesota House, have one-seat lead in Senate

Source: Minnesota House of Representatives Public Information Services Republicans retained control of the Minnesota House of Representatives on Election Day, enlarging their majority by three seats to 76-57. Minnesota voters also appear to have handed control of the Senate to … Continue reading

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MSBA Action Alert: Ask House leadership to hold vote on Omnibus Elections Bill

The Omnibus Elections Bill (SF 2381/HF 2688) is still awaiting action on the House Floor. Without action, this bill will go nowhere and school boards will still have to comply with having special election to fill a board vacancy. Without … Continue reading

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Minnesota Senate approves Elections Omnibus Bill; bill revises law for special school board elections

School board members will be pleased to hear that the Minnesota Senate passed the Senate Omnibus Elections Bill (SF 2381) Tuesday on a 37-26 vote. The bill provides the ability for school boards to fill a board vacancy by appointing an … Continue reading

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First day of 2016 session — bills for education funding, special board elections introduced

Today was the beginning of the much-anticipated 2016 legislative session. The House released a number of pre-filed bills earlier this year and the Senate released 185 bills today. MSBA members have been gearing up for the session throughout February with … Continue reading

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Elections Bill has new board-vacancy filling provisions that go into effect on July 1

The Omnibus Elections Bill (SF 455) was signed into law by Gov. Mark Dayton on May 22. One of the more complicated provisions is the new requirements for filling a school board vacancy with more than one year left in the … Continue reading

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Action Alert: House bill that would move primary elections to June is bad for school boards

The Minnesota House of Representatives is scheduled to take action on HF 1365 on Wednesday (May 13) afternoon. This bill would change the state’s primary election from August to June. Moving the primary election into June will NOT be good for … Continue reading

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