Tag Archives: Sen. Eric Pratt

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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MSBA at the Capitol — Senate OKs omnibus education bills; education committee conferees named

On Wednesday, the Senate spent more that six hours debating the omnibus education funding and policy bills. The Senate Education Finance Omnibus bill (SF 811 — authored by Sen. Chuck Wiger) took the major part of the floor session. Amendments … Continue reading

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MSBA at the Capitol — School advocates, officials are loud and clear: We want more funding

The Senate Education Committee and the House Education Finance Committee both heard public testimony Wednesday regarding their respective omnibus education finance bills. During both hearings, public school officials and advocates were unanimous on one issue: the general education funding formula … Continue reading

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MSBA at the Capitol — Teacher licensure debate moves to Senate committee

The Senate Education Committee heard two bills related to teacher licensure Thursday before a packed house of testifiers. Both bills — Sen. Terri Bonoff’s SF 97 and Sen. Eric Pratt’s HF 2 (co-authored in the House by Rep. Jenifer Loon) … Continue reading

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MSBA at the Capitol — MSBA advocates for its No. 1 priority: an increase to basic funding formula

MSBA’s Denise Dittrich and more than a dozen school officials testified Wednesday in support of two separate bills proposing a boost in education spending for Minnesota public school students. Sen. John Hoffman’s MSBA-drafted SF 163 and Sen. Greg Clausen’s SF … Continue reading

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MSBA at the Capitol — Report reveals no improvement in revenue from school forest lands

The Legislative Permanent School Fund Commission held its first meeting of 2015 on Monday. Commission Chair Rep. Tim O’Driscoll welcomed new members to the commission:  Rep. Dale Lueck, Rep. Jason Metsa, Rep. Jerry Newton and Rep. Linda Slocum. (Click here … Continue reading

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