Advocacy Posts

Join the Federal School Safety Clearinghouse at 2 p.m. Tuesday, September 28, for “Preparing for Cyber Threats in K-12 Schools,” an informational webinar on cybersecurity threats, recommendations, and resources for the K-12 school community. Hosted in preparation for Cybersecurity Awareness Month this October, the session will feature a regional cybersecurity…

Federal Weekly Update

Congressional Update House Releases Community Project Funding Guidance On Tuesday, March 23, the House Appropriations Committee formally published guidance regarding the process for Members of Congress to request “Community Project Funding”—the committee’s new term for appropriations earmarks. As previously shared, House appropriations leaders have sought to ensure the new process…

Bill Introductions – Week-ending March 26, 2021

Bill Introductions HF 2326-2435 and SF 2200-2322 The following bills were introduced in the Minnesota Legislature March 22-26, 2021.  Every Friday, we will publish bills that have been introduced during the week. We hope that you monitor these posts, as it keeps you updated and informed about the bills under…

Governor Walz orders flags at half-staff in honor of Boulder shooting victims

Governor Tim Walz has ordered all Minnesota flags to be flown at half-staff at all state buildings effective immediately until sunset on Saturday, March 27, 2021, to honor the 10 victims of the acts of violence perpetrated in Boulder, Colorado, on Monday, March 22, 2021. Minnesota joins states across the…

Congressional Update  Earmarks Poised to Make a Comeback  Since 2011, both the House and the Senate have observed a moratorium on so-called “earmarks”—spending for specific projects or priorities made at the direction of individual Members of Congress. Earlier this month, House Appropriations Chair Rosa DeLauro (D-CT) unveiled plansto revive the practice,…

Bill Introductions – Week-ending March 19, 2021

Bill Introductions HF 2174-2325 and SF 2034-2199 The following bills were introduced in the Minnesota Legislature March 15-19, 2021.  Every Friday, we will publish bills that have been introduced during the week. We hope that you monitor these posts, as it keeps you updated and informed about the bills under…

Governor Walz orders flags at half-staff on March 19 and March 22

Governor Tim Walz has directed all flags at state and federal buildings in Minnesota to be flown at half-staff from sunrise to sunset on Friday, March 19, 2021, and from sunrise to sunset on Monday, March 22, 2021. Friday, March 19, will remember, mourn, and honor lives lost due to…

Congressional Update  American Rescue Plan Enacted  Since coming to office, President Biden has sought to prioritize his administration’s response to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Chief among these efforts was a $1.9 trillion proposalreleased on the day of his inauguration, dubbed “The American Rescue Plan.” Since that time, Congress has set about…

Bill Introductions – Week-ending March 12, 2021

Bill Introductions HF 1954-2173 and SF 1803-2033 The following bills were introduced in the Minnesota Legislature March 8-12, 2021.  Every Friday, we will publish bills that have been introduced during the week. We hope that you monitor these posts, as it keeps you updated and informed about the bills under…

Earlier today, the United States Senate passed its substitute version of the American Rescue Plan (ARP) Act of 2021. The measure passed 50-49 along party lines with one Senator absent from the proceedings. The $1.9 trillion total relief plan package includes a little more than $126 billion for public schools…

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