Tag Archives: elections

MPR, League of Women Voters create online voter guide

Minnesota Public Radio (MPR) News, in collaboration with the League of Women Voters of Minnesota, is providing a voter guide to let voters compare candidates and their positions on key issues in the 2020 election. Users can build their ballots … Continue reading

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House subcommittee meeting remotely today to discuss elections

The Minnesota House Subcommittee on Elections is meeting remotely at 9:45 a.m. today (Wednesday, April 8, 2020) for an informational hearing on a bill “authorizing the secretary of state to issue emergency orders related to the conduct of an election … 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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“Fast and furious” legislative session motors on as education, broadband and elections bills advance

Staying consistent with this “fast and furious” 2016 legislative session, the Senate Omnibus E-12 Education Finance Bill (SF 1935) was quickly approved Tuesday by the Senate Taxes Committee. The bill has no levy tax target and very minor tax implications. See … Continue reading

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Listen: MSBA Conference Call — April 11, 2016

A recording of the April 11 edition of the “Monday Morning Coffee with the Government Relations Team” conference call is now available via the audio player below. During this conference call, MSBA’s Grace Keliher and Kimberley Dunn Lewis discussed: a bill that … Continue reading

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MSBA Session Snapshot: Week 5

  Session Snapshot Week 5: April 4-8 A GLANCE AT THE WEEK General Education Formula Increase Sen. Hoffman introduces a bill for 1% added to General Education Formula Elections Action Alert – School Board Vacancy bill stalled in House The … Continue reading

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Elections bill advances — thanks to MSBA’s members

School board members are wonderful advocates! The House Elections Policy Omnibus Bill (HF 2688) passed out of the House Government Operations and Elections Policy Committee this morning and is on its way to the House floor. “This is a strong, … Continue reading

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Call to Action: Tell House elections committee to advance elections bill

Call to Action! MSBA, along with other education associations, has been working this session on legislation to repeal a costly election law requiring a special election in the case of a school board vacancy. New language provides for school boards … Continue reading

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Board vacancy bill advances, along with amendment to allow challenge by petition to board’s appointment

The Minnesota House of Representatives is taking steps to repeal a complex and costly school board vacancy law passed last year. The new version of the bill (HF 3123) would revert the appointment process back to the way it was, … Continue reading

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