Sen. Tom Bakk

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: Minnesota Public Radio By Tim Pugmire (with Brian Bakst) Facing a midnight Sunday deadline to pass bills, Minnesota lawmakers were still busy Saturday trying craft compromises on several big, outstanding issues. House and Senate negotiators inched closer to an agreement on how to spend the state’s $900 million surplus.…

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…

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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