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Keep building relationships with elected officials by sending a thank-you note

The 2015 legislative session is over — but our advocacy efforts are not. One of the most important steps to effective advocacy is to follow up with a sincere “thank you” to your legislators. Please take the time to thank … Continue reading

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Special Session Delivers 2015 Education Omnibus Bill

The long and winding road for the E-12 Education Finance bill (HF1) has reached its last stop; the Governor’s desk. We are very confident that he will sign it into law. Earlier today during the 2015 Special Session, HF1 passed … Continue reading

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Session Daily: Clock runs out on the 2015 Legislature with some funding bills left in limbo

Source: Session Daily By Lee Ann Schutz, Minnesota House of Representatives Public Information Services After 10 years of budget deficits, a projected nearly $2 billion surplus led to hopes of tax breaks, more money for education and repairs to the … Continue reading

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Education Conference Committee Reports moves through the House and the Senate. Next stop is the Governor’s desk.

Education Conference Committee Report moves through the House and the Senate.  Next stop is the  Governor’s desk. After a 3 hour discussion on the E-12 Education Funding and Policy Conference Committee Report, finally at 4:00am Monday morning, House approved the … Continue reading

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Legislative session down to final 85 hours; keep contacting education conferees

The 2015 legislative session is scheduled to conclude at the end of the day Monday, May 18 … which means there are only three-plus days (or 85 hours) remaining for legislative leaders to work out a deal on final budget … Continue reading

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Education Conference Committee reconvenes at 3:30 p.m. today

The Education Conference Committee is scheduled to meet from 3:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. today (Thursday, May 14) in Room 112 of the State Capitol Building. The agenda will include review and discussion of non-fiscal same and similar provisions of … Continue reading

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Omnibus Education Bill: What MSBA supports — and opposes

The House and Senate education committees have compiled their respective omnibus preK-12 policy and finance bills (HF 844/SF 811). To see the side-by-side bill comparison summary of HF 844/ SF 811 and SF 1495, please visit: http://www.house.leg.state.mn.us/comm/docs/f46d7b82-8aaa-4523-8ab8-1230dc38cfc4.pdf After the initial … Continue reading

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