referendums

MSBA’s bond and capital project levy referendums results show 19 of 25 school districts passed at least one question for a 79 percent approval percentage. For the calendar year, 31 out of 45 districts passed at least one question for a 69 percent passage rate. Access MSBA’s list of bond…

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…

As of yesterday at midnight, Gov. Mark Dayton’s pocket veto on the tax bill took effect. By not taking action, the governor is letting the measure expire — abruptly vetoing the entire tax bill. The most important provision in the bill would have lowered agriculture taxes by 40 percent for current…

An MSBA survey of school districts shows a record number of school districts will ask voters for help on building bond and capital levy projects this year. With 270 of 333 districts responding (81 percent) there will be a record 59 capital project and building bond requests this year. Earlier…

Source: Session Daily By Hank Long School districts, cities and counties that propose spending-related referendums to voters could be required to hold all special elections on a common date across the state. But several school districts and administrators who oppose the measure say such a change would take away the…

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