Rep. Kurt Daudt

Source: Session Daily Gov. Mark Dayton and legislative leaders said Friday they expect to hold a special session in mid- to late-August to pass at least a corrected tax bill and public works borrowing bill. Dayton, Lt. Gov. Tina Smith, House Speaker Kurt Daudt (R-Crown) and Senate Majority Leader Tom…

Source: Session Daily By Lee Ann Schutz Now that the omnibus tax bill is off the table because of Gov. Mark Dayton’s pocket veto Monday, leverage for calling a special session seems to be moving toward resurrecting the capital investment bill, a casualty of the Legislature’s hurry-up-and-get-it done May 23…

MSBA Legislative Action Alert! Wednesday, April 27, 2016 Action need from: School board members and superintendents Action: Ask legislative leaders to renegotiate their budgets to provide $45 million of the $900 million state budget surplus to the general education funding formula. When: Immediately Why: Current budget targets do NOT provide…

In a letter today to House and Senate leadership, Gov. Mark Dayton announced that he is increasing his budget target for education. Gov. Dayton plans to put more money into readiness, facilities and counselors. See Gov. Dayton’s letter to Speaker of the House Kurt Daudt and Senate Majority Leader Tom…

(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…

Speaker of the House Kurt Daudt and Gov. Mark Dayton are continuing to meet to negotiate a final agreement on E-12 education bill as well as two other bills that were vetoed. The governor has said that he will not call the special session until all of these agreements are worked out.…

Gov. Mark Dayton has vetoed the education finance bill, setting up a special session of the Minnesota Legislature. Click here to learn more about the veto process. This is not a surprise since Gov. Dayton had promised he would block the bill if lawmakers didn’t increase the spending target for preK-12.…

On Wednesday, the Senate spent more that six hours debating the omnibus education funding and policy bills. The Senate Education Finance Omnibus bill (SF 811 — authored by Sen. Chuck Wiger) took the major part of the floor session. Amendments included reallocating proposed funding to add more money on the…

Minnesota Speaker of the House Rep. Kurt Daudt (and Sen. Michelle Benson) will be holding a town hall meeting 7 p.m. today at the Zimmerman City Hall (12980 Fremont Avenue). If you live in House District 31A, this is a great opportunity to send a message to Rep. Daudt to…

The Joint Legislative Conference is fast approaching on Thursday, March 5, at the Crowne Plaza St. Paul-Riverfront hotel in St. Paul. Join MSBA, your school board colleagues and other local government leaders at this event to enhance your advocacy skills and learn about key education issues. Walk-in registrants are welcome!…

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