omnibus education bill

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…

Source: Session Daily By Mike Cook Day three of the 2017 special session saw lawmakers pass final omnibus bills to be sent to Gov. Mark Dayton, with weary House members wrapping up their work at 2:42 a.m. Friday following a week of long days — and nights — at the…

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 Jonathan Mohr Gov. Mark Dayton said Thursday he will veto the five budget bills he’s so far received from the Legislature but expects face-to-face negotiations with legislative leaders to resume Monday. His remarks came during a press briefing where he indicated a willingness to continue talks,…

The Education Finance Omnibus Bill Conference Committee is scheduled to meet again 8:30 a.m. Thursday, April 27, at the State Office Building (Room 200) in St. Paul. The Minnesota House of Representatives Public Information Services is scheduled to air a live webcast of this hearing. Visit http://www.house.leg.state.mn.us/htv/schedule.asp at 8:30 a.m. to access the webcast. Visit https://www.revisor.mn.gov/side_by_sides to…

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 —…

The Minnesota Senate passed the Senate Omnibus Education Policy Bill (SF 2744) on a 51-9 vote Wednesday night. Sen. Chuck Wiger, who introduced the bill, said the teacher shortage crisis was one of the top priorities. Sen. Wiger said he was especially proud of the work the Senate Education Committee…

The Minnesota House of Representatives passed the House Omnibus K-12 and Higher Education Bill (HF 2749) Monday night on an 84-46 vote. The House Floor session began at 4 p.m. Monday, and as many of you know, there is virtually no public access to the floor. Rep. Jim Knoblach sponsored…

  Rep. Jenifer Loon (House Education Finance Committee chair), Rep. Sondra Erickson (House Education Innovation Policy Committee chair) and Rep. Bud Nornes (House Higher Education Policy and Finance Committee chair) are scheduled to discuss the House Omnibus K-12 and Higher Education Policy and Finance Bill (HF 2749) today at 1:30 p.m.…

Staying consistent with this “fast and furious” 2016 legislative session, the Senate Omnibus E-12 Education Finance Bill (SF 1935) was quickly approved Tuesday by the Senate Taxes Committee. The bill has no levy tax target and very minor tax implications. See a summary of the Senate Omnibus Education Finance Bill. Senate…

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