Rep. Ron Kresha

The basement hearing room was full of testifiers, news media and cameras for Tuesday afternoon’s House Education Finance Committee meeting. The meeting started full speed with Chair Jenifer Loon’s bill (HF 3679) requiring that teachers receive a report or publication about students placed in their classrooms who have a history…

The House Commerce and Regulatory Reform Committee on Tuesday approved Rep. Ron Kresha’s bill that proposes three adjustments to the Health Insurance Transparency Act (HITA) that passed in 2014. Kresha reminded the committee his bill (HF 3129) is not an attempt to repeal or undermine the purpose of HITA, but…

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…

The House Education Innovation Policy Committee discussed three proposals Wednesday that were re-referred to the House Education Finance Committee. Two of those bills (HF 859 and HF 947) were authored by Rep. Ron Kresha. HF 859 would provide funding for the Minnesota Council on Economic Education for providing staff development…

The House Education Innovation Policy Committee heard testimony on a trio of bills related to local control issues Tuesday. All three bills were strongly supported by education officials and advocates. School start date Up first was HF100, a bill sponsored by Rep. Kim Norton that would allow school districts to…

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