Tag Archives: Sen. Tom Bakk

Report: Gov. Dayton, leaders say deal is near for August special session

Source: Session Daily Gov. Mark Dayton and legislative leaders said Friday they expect to hold a special session in mid- to late-August to pass at least a corrected tax bill and public works borrowing bill. Dayton, Lt. Gov. Tina Smith, … Continue reading

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MPR News: Bills slowly take shape as session deadline looms

Source: Minnesota Public Radio By Tim Pugmire (with Brian Bakst) Facing a midnight Sunday deadline to pass bills, Minnesota lawmakers were still busy Saturday trying craft compromises on several big, outstanding issues. House and Senate negotiators inched closer to an … Continue reading

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MSBA Action Alert: Ask Gov. Dayton, legislative leaders for additional education funding

MSBA Legislative Action Alert! Wednesday, April 27, 2016 Action need from: School board members and superintendents Action: Ask legislative leaders to renegotiate their budgets to provide $45 million of the $900 million state budget surplus to the general education funding … Continue reading

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Gov. Dayton increases budget target for education

In a letter today to House and Senate leadership, Gov. Mark Dayton announced that he is increasing his budget target for education. Gov. Dayton plans to put more money into readiness, facilities and counselors. See Gov. Dayton’s letter to Speaker … Continue reading

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Don’t miss MSBA’s “Day at the Capitol” on March 5! Walk-in registrants welcome!

The Joint Legislative Conference is fast approaching on Thursday, March 5, at the Crowne Plaza St. Paul-Riverfront hotel in St. Paul. Join MSBA, your school board colleagues and other local government leaders at this event to enhance your advocacy skills … Continue reading

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