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The 2015 legislative session is over — but our advocacy efforts are not. One of the most important steps to effective advocacy is to follow up with a sincere “thank you” to your legislators. Please take the time to thank your elected officials for responding to your concerns — especially…

The long and winding road for the E-12 Education Finance bill (HF1) has reached its last stop; the Governor’s desk. We are very confident that he will sign it into law. Earlier today during the 2015 Special Session, HF1 passed both the House and the Senate with strong bipartisan support.…

Source: Session Daily By Lee Ann Schutz, Minnesota House of Representatives Public Information Services After 10 years of budget deficits, a projected nearly $2 billion surplus led to hopes of tax breaks, more money for education and repairs to the state’s roads. But when the House and Senate adjourned late…

Education Conference Committee Report moves through the House and the Senate.  Next stop is the  Governor’s desk. After a 3 hour discussion on the E-12 Education Funding and Policy Conference Committee Report, finally at 4:00am Monday morning, House approved the bill on a party line vote. The discussion was centered…

The 2015 legislative session is scheduled to conclude at the end of the day Monday, May 18 … which means there are only three-plus days (or 85 hours) remaining for legislative leaders to work out a deal on final budget targets for education before the deadline. (Click here for a…

The Education Conference Committee is scheduled to meet from 3:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. today (Thursday, May 14) in Room 112 of the State Capitol Building. The agenda will include review and discussion of non-fiscal same and similar provisions of the Omnibus Education Bill (HF 844), and testimony and discussion…

The House and Senate education committees have compiled their respective omnibus preK-12 policy and finance bills (HF 844/SF 811). To see the side-by-side bill comparison summary of HF 844/ SF 811 and SF 1495, please visit: http://www.house.leg.state.mn.us/comm/docs/f46d7b82-8aaa-4523-8ab8-1230dc38cfc4.pdf After the initial education conference committee hearings last week, in which no official…

The Education Finance Conference Committee held its third meeting on the Omnibus Education Finance Bill (HF 844) on Thursday. Visit http://www.house.leg.state.mn.us/cmte/Home/?comm=89007 to view documents related to this bill. Chair Rep. Jenifer Loon asked for testimony on two topics that are important to the House — early learning scholarships and extended time revenue (which could change…

The Education Finance Conference Committee completed its side-by-side walkthrough of the Omnibus Education Finance Bill (HF 844) on Wednesday. Sen. Chuck Wiger asked for testimony on three topics that are important to the Senate: long-term facilities maintenance revenue, alternative compensation expansion (Q Comp) and statewide testing. MSBA lobbyists took this opportunity…

The Education Omnibus Conference Committee is scheduled to resume meeting from 2 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. today (Wednesday, May 6) at the State Capitol Building (Room 112). The committee will continue discussing the Omnibus Education Finance Bill (HF 844). Click here to review what the committee accomplished during Tuesday’s meeting. Click…

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