Tag Archives: Rep. Jenifer Loon

Session Daily: Conferees agree to omnibus education finance proposal that defunds voluntary pre-K

Source: Session Daily By Nick Longworth After weeks of debate over the best way to reduce the achievement gap through early learning opportunities, House and Senate conferees agreed on a proposal supporters say would provide increased funding for schools, but … Continue reading

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Session Daily: Education finance omnibus bill conference committee digs into details, seeks unified proposal

Source: Session Daily By Nick Longworth With the fate of voluntary pre-kindergarten programs across the state to be determined, a House-Senate conference committee met Wednesday to discuss details in proposed legislation that has split lawmakers down the aisle this session. … Continue reading

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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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Session Daily: Omnibus education finance bill approved during contentious hearing

By Nick Longworth, Session Daily Approved as amended by the House Education Finance Committee Friday, the omnibus education finance bill now heads to the House Taxes Committee. Rep. Jenifer Loon (R-Eden Prairie) sponsors HF 890. The bill would increase the … Continue reading

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Education committee chairs named for 2017-2018 Legislature

The Minnesota House of Representatives and the Minnesota Senate have named the chairs of their education committees for 2017-2018. In the House, Rep. Jenifer Loon will again serve as the chair of the House Education Finance Committee. Likewise, Rep. Sondra … Continue reading

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Session Daily: House, Senate pass $182 million supplemental budget headed to governor

Source: Session Daily By Katie Spielberger Although few members had read all of the 599 pages of the supplemental budget bill before it appeared on the House Floor Sunday, the bill was passed 95-39 with just over an hour left … Continue reading

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MSBA urges education committee chairs to prioritize teacher shortage solutions, stop adding new mandates

The MSBA Government Relations staff reiterated the priorities of Minnesota school board members in a letter sent last week to two legislative education committee chairs. In a letter to Rep. Jenifer Loon (chair of the House Education Finance Committee) and … Continue reading

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