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School district general education revenue, building bond agricultural credit data available via MDE

The Minnesota Department of Education (MDE) has produced two important documents for school districts this month. See http://www.mnmsba.org/Portals/0/Spreadsheets/SchoolDistrictRuns-2018-2019.xlsx for a listing of general education revenue projections for each school district for fiscal years 2018 and 2019. Also, visit www.mnmsba.org/Portals/0/Spreadsheets/SchoolBuildingBondAgCredit-2017.xlsx for school … Continue reading

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MSBA supports Gov. Dayton’s tax reduction plan for Minnesota farmers with the goal of helping our school boards and school districts

Gov. Mark Dayton rolled out his 2017 tax plan Thursday during a press conference in St. Paul, offering $300 million in tax cuts. One part of Gov. Dayton’s plan is to provide property-tax relief for Minnesota farmers. Gov. Dayton is … Continue reading

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Lack of special session means 2017 Legislature must address unresolved issues

Hope for a special legislative session — before the new Legislature convenes on January 3 — blew up in a short public meeting Friday as Gov. Mark Dayton and House Speaker Kurt Daudt pointed fingers at each other for the … Continue reading

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Education roundup: Committee OKs HITA adjustments; property tax relief for farmers; increased fines for school bus violators

The House Commerce and Regulatory Reform Committee on Tuesday approved Rep. Ron Kresha’s bill that proposes three adjustments to the Health Insurance Transparency Act (HITA) that passed in 2014. Kresha reminded the committee his bill (HF 3129) is not an … Continue reading

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MSBA at the Capitol — Committees talk property tax agriculture land solutions

Everyone in the room empathized with the farm families that testified in support of HF 596 as they outlined the circumstances agriculture landowners find themselves in — yet no one knows how to fix it. Agriculture land values are rising, … Continue reading

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