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The Minnesota Department of Education (MDE) has produced two important documents for school districts this month. See www.mnmsba.org/Portals/0/Spreadsheets/SchoolDistrictRuns-2018-2019.xlsx for a listing of general education revenue projections for each school district for fiscal years 2018 and 2019. Also, visit www.mnmsba.org/Portals/0/Spreadsheets/SchoolBuildingBondAgCredit-2017.xlsx for school building bond agriculture credit estimates for each school district. These…

Gov. Mark Dayton rolled out his 2017 tax plan Thursday during a press conference in St. Paul, offering $300 million in tax cuts. One part of Gov. Dayton’s plan is to provide property-tax relief for Minnesota farmers. Gov. Dayton is proposing a tax credit worth $34 million for owners of…

Hope for a special legislative session — before the new Legislature convenes on January 3 — blew up in a short public meeting Friday as Gov. Mark Dayton and House Speaker Kurt Daudt pointed fingers at each other for the failure to reach a deal on how to address the…

The House Commerce and Regulatory Reform Committee on Tuesday approved Rep. Ron Kresha’s bill that proposes three adjustments to the Health Insurance Transparency Act (HITA) that passed in 2014. Kresha reminded the committee his bill (HF 3129) is not an attempt to repeal or undermine the purpose of HITA, but…

Everyone in the room empathized with the farm families that testified in support of HF 596 as they outlined the circumstances agriculture landowners find themselves in — yet no one knows how to fix it. Agriculture land values are rising, crop prices are stagnant and more rural schools need to…

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