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State agencies concerned about omnibus budget bills

Earlier this month, commissioners from state agencies recently raised their concerns to legislative leaders regarding the omnibus budget bills. The memos — that likely reflect Gov. Mark Dayton’s budget preferences — included: Education Commissioner Brenda Cassellius writing Sen. Carla Nelson … Continue reading

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Minnesota Senate approves Omnibus Education Policy Bill

The Minnesota Senate passed the Senate Omnibus Education Policy Bill (SF 2744) on a 51-9 vote Wednesday night. Sen. Chuck Wiger, who introduced the bill, said the teacher shortage crisis was one of the top priorities. Sen. Wiger said he … Continue reading

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House adopts amendments, OKs omnibus education bill

The Minnesota House of Representatives passed the House Omnibus K-12 and Higher Education Bill (HF 2749) Monday night on an 84-46 vote. The House Floor session began at 4 p.m. Monday, and as many of you know, there is virtually … Continue reading

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Minnesota House education committee chairs to discuss Omnibus K-12/Higher Education Bill today

  Rep. Jenifer Loon (House Education Finance Committee chair), Rep. Sondra Erickson (House Education Innovation Policy Committee chair) and Rep. Bud Nornes (House Higher Education Policy and Finance Committee chair) are scheduled to discuss the House Omnibus K-12 and Higher Education … 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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House committee adds a little extra funding, three surprise policy provisions to omnibus education bill

Chair Jenifer Loon unveiled the House Education Finance Committee’s Omnibus E-12 Finance Bill (HF 3858) on Tuesday. As we reported last week, the committee was working with a budget target of zero. However, credit must be given to the committee … Continue reading

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Updated House Omnibus K-12 Bill made public

The House Education Finance Committee released the updated House Omnibus K-12 Bill during Tuesday’s meeting. Please access the following documents below: House Omnibus K-12 Bill Language House Omnibus K-12 Bill Summary Appropriations Tracking Sheet

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