Rep. Jim Knoblach

Source: Session Daily By Katie Spielberger Although few members had read all of the 599 pages of the supplemental budget bill before it appeared on the House Floor Sunday, the bill was passed 95-39 with just over an hour left in the 2016 legislative session. HF2749, sponsored by Rep. Jim…

The Minnesota House of Representatives has named its conferees for the supplemental budget bill. Those conferees are: Rep. Jim Knoblach (R-St. Cloud) Rep. Jenifer Loon (R-Eden Prairie) Rep. Pat Garofalo (R-Farmington) Rep. Matt Dean (R-Dellwood) Rep. Denny McNamara (R-Hastings) The Minnesota Senate is expected to name their conferees soon. See http://www.house.leg.state.mn.us/sessiondaily/SDView.aspx?StoryID=10195…

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…

Source: Session Daily After a rather low-key day (on Monday), things might pick up in the House at 7:30 p.m. today when the omnibus K-12 education bill and the higher education bill are scheduled before the House Ways and Means Committee. Rep. Jim Knoblach (R-St. Cloud), the committee chair, indicated Monday…

Plan would group K-12 education and higher education omnibus finance bills together Source: Session Daily By the end of the week, the House will have combined eight omnibus finance bills into three. That’s the plan presented Monday to the House Ways and Means Committee by Rep. Jim Knoblach (R-St. Cloud),…

(NOTE: The Minnesota House’s budget adjustments include NO ADDITIONAL FUNDING INCREASES for K-12 education.) Source: Rep. Kurt Daudt House Speaker Kurt Daudt (R-Crown), Majority Leader Joyce Peppin (R-Rogers) and House Ways and Means Chairman Jim Knoblach (R-St. Cloud) announced targets for budget adjustments Thursday with a continued focus on keeping…

MSBA Government Relations Director Grace Keliher and Minnesota Association of School Administrators (MASA) Executive Director Gary Amoroso requested additional funding for Minnesota’s public schools during Monday’s House Ways and Means Committee meeting. The House Ways and Means Committee took preliminary testimony Monday as they prepare to adjust the Minnesota House…

In the House … The House Education Policy Innovation Committee had a very full agenda Tuesday that brought the committee back after dinner to finish up work. The committee concluded the discussion on the universal all-day preschool for four-year-olds proposal (HF 46, sponsored by Rep. Erin Murphy). After a failed…

The House Education Innovation Policy Committee reviewed bills Tuesday that would expand education tax credits and tax deductions for prekindergarten and K-12 expenses. They are (with bill authors and bill descriptions in parentheses): HF 72 (Rep. Sarah Anderson — Education expense credit and deduction provided to apply to expenditures prekindergarten…

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