Tag Archives: Legislative Permanent School Fund Commission

Boundary Waters project passes first hurdle with $4 million in funding

Source: Minnesota Office of School Trust Lands Four million dollars in federal funding to purchase Minnesota School Trust Lands located within the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness (BWCAW) was included in the recently passed $1.3 trillion federal omnibus spending bill. … Continue reading

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Minnesota Senate confirms Aaron Vande Linde as state School Trust Lands director

Aaron Vande Linde was confirmed as the state’s School Trust Lands director at a Senate hearing held during today’s Senate Education Committee meeting. Gov. Mark Dayton formally appointed Vande Linde as director of the School Trust Lands in September 2015. Vande … Continue reading

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School Trust Lands Update: Three proposals would aid Permanent School Fund

Today the School Trust Lands Commission (officially called the Legislative Permanent School Fund Commission) received an update from School Trust Lands Director Aaron Vande Linde regarding three proposals in various omnibus bills traveling through the Legislature. The first proposal would … Continue reading

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Bill would provide more revenue for School Trust Lands fund

A School Trust Lands bill is traveling through the Senate. Sen. Tom Saxhaug has authored a package of three School Trust Lands bills that have been combined into one bill — SF 2638. The bill, endorsed by MSBA and the Legislative … Continue reading

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DNR report: Forest revenue is up — which means more money for school trust lands fund

The Legislative Permanent School Fund Commission held its first hearing of the year on Tuesday, January 26. The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR) presented the FY 2015 Forestry Cost Certification Report. The DNR reported trust revenue in forestry is $12,204,576 … Continue reading

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Watch the School Trust Lands commission meeting live at 10 a.m. on October 14

This week’s Legislative Permanent School Fund Commission meeting will be streamed live by the Minnesota House of Representatives. The meeting is scheduled for 10 a.m. Wednesday, October 14. Visit http://www.house.leg.state.mn.us/htv/mnhouse.asx to watch this meeting. The agenda will include: The introduction … Continue reading

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MSBA at the Capitol — MSBA bill would establish teacher loan forgiveness program

The House Education Innovation Policy Committee heard 12 bills Tuesday ranging from concurrent enrollment to transportation to teaching programs to data on homeless students. MSBA’s proposal to establish a teacher loan forgiveness program (HF 1170, authored by Rep. Peggy Bennett) … Continue reading

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