education budget

The House-Senate Conference Committee for the Omnibus E-12 Education Finance Bill (HF 2400) is scheduled to have its first meeting 2 p.m. Monday, May 6, in Room 5 of the State Office Building. The State Office Building is located at 100 Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard in St…

Tour stops include Fairmont, Deer River, Grand Rapids, Marshall, Montevideo, New Ulm, Owatonna and Willmar Source: Minnesota Department of Education During the legislative break, Education Commissioner Mary Cathryn Ricker will host a statewide listening tour to promote Gov. Tim Walz’s proposed education budget. Commissioner Ricker will tour schools and visit with educators, students,…

Source: Pioneer Press Minnesota legislators blasted past their midnight deadline Monday to get their work done — but will come back immediately to finish the job. Forty-five minutes before their constitutionally mandated end of this year’s five-month legislative session, Republican legislative leaders joined with Democratic Gov. Mark Dayton to announce…

Gov. Mark Dayton today released his education budget proposals, which includes increases in the General Education Basic Formula by 2 percent in fiscal year 2018 and an additional 2 percent in fiscal year 2019. See https://www.mnmsba.org/Portals/0/GovBudgetSpreadsheet-1-24-2017.pdf for a spreadsheet of Gov. Dayton’s budget proposals. “We are pleased that Gov. Dayton…

In the House … Gov. Mark Dayton’s education budget bill (HF 844) received its first hearing Wednesday in the House Education Finance Committee. Minnesota Education Commissioner Brenda Cassellius provided an overview of the Gov. Dayton’s vision for targeted education investment choices in early education and strategies to close the achievement gap. This legislation…

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