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Budget and Appropriations As Congress eyes the July 4 recess, there has been a flurry of activity. Most notably, a group of senators were able to rally support for a bipartisan bill that aims to keep firearms away from dangerous people and gives communities and schools resources to address mental…

COSSBA Federal Newsletter – June 20, 2022 Budget and appropriations Last week, a group of bipartisan senators met daily to hammer out the details of a deal on gun control measures reached the previous Sunday. By week’s end, optimism on getting a bill to President Joe Biden’s desk by July…

COSSBA Federal Newsletter – June 13, 2022 Budget and appropriations Last week, lawmakers focused on issues outside of the annual appropriations process and sweeping competitiveness legislation. The House addressed gun violence via an Oversight and Reform Committee hearing on the need to address what the panel called “the gun violence…

The Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development (DEED) has launched a Request for Proposals (RFP) that will award $95 million in broadband grants across the state. Applications must be submitted by 4 p.m. August 4, 2022. Building on appropriations from both the 2021 and 2022 legislative sessions, this grant…

The following bills were introduced by the Minnesota State Senate April 6 to May 2, 2022. We hope that you monitor these posts, as it keeps you updated and informed about the bills under consideration that may impact school boards and school districts across the state. Whether it is a…

The following bills were introduced by the Minnesota House of Representatives from April 7 to April 29, 2022. We hope that you monitor these posts, as it keeps you updated and informed about the bills under consideration that may impact school boards and school districts across the state. Whether it…

Source: U.S. Department of Education President Joe Biden released his 2023 education budget request to Congress on Monday, March 28. President Biden’s requests for K-12 education calls for: • Making historic investments in high-poverty schools. To advance the goal of providing a high-quality education to every student, the budget provides…

The following bills were introduced by the Minnesota State Senate on March 29, 2022. We hope that you monitor these posts, as it keeps you updated and informed about the bills under consideration that may impact school boards and school districts across the state. Whether it is a new mandate,…

The following bills were introduced by the Minnesota State Senate on March 28, 2022. We hope that you monitor these posts, as it keeps you updated and informed about the bills under consideration that may impact school boards and school districts across the state. Whether it is a new mandate,…

The following bills were introduced by the Minnesota House of Representatives on March 28, 2022. We hope that you monitor these posts, as it keeps you updated and informed about the bills under consideration that may impact school boards and school districts across the state. Whether it is a new…

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