Tag Archives: Sen. Chuck Wiger

Educator licensure study group hears concerns from testifiers

The Legislative Study Group on Educator Licensure began their second meeting — held Tuesday, August 23, in St. Paul — with testimony from stakeholders. The testimony consisted of strong opposition to consolidating the governance models for licensure of superintendents and … 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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MSBA Session Snapshot: Confirmation of school trust lands director makes history

A glance at Week 9 of the Legislative Session: May 2-6 This week had some history-making, conferees were named, and we are steps closer to the end of the 89th Minnesota Legislature. There are 18 days until session ends. We will take … Continue reading

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Senate conferees named for supplemental budget bill conference committee

The Minnesota Senate has announced that the following senators will serve on the supplementary budget bill conference committee: Sen. Richard Cohen (DFL-St. Paul) Sen. Michelle Fischbach (R-Paynesville) Sen. Tony Lourey (DFL-Kerrick) Sen. Tom Saxhaug (DFL-Grand Rapids) Sen. Chuck Wiger (DFL-Maplewood) The conference … 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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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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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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