Jenifer Loon

The House Education Finance Committee released its final omnibus education bill (HF4328) on Monday, April 16. The committee is scheduled to review the bill at 1 p.m. today at the State Office Building in St. Paul. Some highlights of the House omnibus education bill include proposals to: Expand the usage…

The Minnesota School Boards Association (MSBA) recently announced the recipients for its Outstanding Legislator of 2017 award. This year’s honorees are Sen. Greg Clausen (DFL-Apple Valley), Rep. Sondra Erickson (R-Princeton), Rep. Jenifer Loon (R-Eden Prairie), Rep. Carlos Mariani (DFL-St. Paul), Sen. Carla Nelson (R-Rochester) and Sen. Eric Pratt (R-Prior Lake).…

Source: Session Daily By Nick Longworth After weeks of negotiations over the best approach to reduce the achievement gap, lawmakers passed a compromise bill early Wednesday that they believe Gov. Mark Dayton would ultimately sign. The result is a proposal that increases overall education funding by nearly $500 million and…

Source: Session Daily By Jonathan Mohr Gov. Mark Dayton vetoed five omnibus budget bills Friday, outlining objections that included funding shortfalls during a time of surplus and controversial policy provisions in a series of veto letters and urging the Legislature to continue its work as the 2017 session nears its…

Source: Session Daily By Lee Ann Schutz The House repassed the conferred omnibus education finance bill Tuesday in a 72-59 vote. Sponsored by Rep. Jenifer Loon (R-Eden Prairie), the bill now moves to the Senate with Sen. Carla Nelson (R-Rochester) as the sponsor. The nearly $18.58 billion proposal would increase…

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