Earlier this month, commissioners from state agencies recently raised their concerns to legislative leaders regarding the omnibus budget bills.
The memos — that likely reflect Gov. Mark Dayton’s budget preferences — included:
- Education Commissioner Brenda Cassellius writing Sen. Carla Nelson and Rep. Jenifer Loon over the education omnibus bill — https://www.mnmsba.org/Portals/0/PDFs/K12-Letter-4-17-2017.pdf
- Commissioner Cassellius writing Sen. Roger Chamberlain over her opposition to the proposal in the tax bill to fund private school tuition through vouchers — https://www.mnmsba.org/Portals/0/PDFs/TaxLetter-4-17-2017.pdf
- Higher Education Commissioner Lawrence Pogemiller writing Rep. Bud Nornes and Sen. Michelle Fischbach about the higher education omnibus bill — https://www.mnmsba.org/Portals/0/PDFs/HigherEducationLetter-4-17-2017.pdf