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Sen. Pratt’s amendment would delay implementation of new tiered licensure system

Sen. Eric Pratt successfully amended the Senate education omnibus bill (SF 3086) on Tuesday, May 1. Sen. Pratt’s amendment includes language that delays implementation of the new tiered licensure system until September 1, 2018. This delay affects the four tiers, … Continue reading

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House committee to discuss omnibus education bill today

The House Education Finance Committee released its final omnibus education bill (HF4328) on Monday, April 16. The committee is scheduled to review the bill at 1 p.m. today at the State Office Building in St. Paul. Some highlights of the … Continue reading

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School boards’ support helps move BWCAW land swap forward

School districts’ resolutions could result in $4 million in aid from Land and Water Conservation Fund The Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness (BWCAW) land swap has taken a step forward. On Wednesday, March 21, the U.S. Congress unveiled its omnibus … Continue reading

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Volkswagen settlement would provide bus grants

We want to update you on some recent news related to the Volkswagen settlement. The state of Minnesota’s share of the Volkswagen emission settlement was $47 million. Gov. Mark Dayton designated the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA) to manage the … Continue reading

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Minnesota School Safety Center director among presenters for MSBA Day at the Capitol

MSBA encourages school board members and superintendents to advocate for their students during MSBA Day at the Capitol on Monday, March 19, at the Best Western Plus Capitol Ridge in St. Paul. The Day at the Capitol opens with the … Continue reading

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Tax reform update: U.S. Senate passes legislation paving way for conference committee

The U.S. Senate passed its version of H.R. 1, the proposed Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA), by a 51-49 vote early Saturday morning. MSBA has concerns lawmakers are creating a potential tax structure that offers tax breaks and benefits … Continue reading

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Minnesota Supreme Court to hear data practices case

Oral argument for the data practices case, Webster v. Hennepin County, will be heard by the Minnesota Supreme Court at 9 a.m. Tuesday, October 31. The argument will be livestreamed from the Supreme Court’s website at http://www.mncourts.gov/SupremeCourt.aspx.  MSBA joined the … Continue reading

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