supplemental budget

Source: Office of Gov. Mark Dayton Gov. Mark Dayton today signed the supplemental budget bill (Chapter 189, HF2749) which will begin to establish voluntary prekindergarten for all Minnesota children, continue the expansion of broadband internet access in Greater Minnesota, and begin eliminating racial economic disparities in Minnesota. One of the…

A recording of the May 23 edition of the “Monday Morning Coffee with the Government Relations Team” conference call is now available via the audio player (or link) below. (Note: The audio player may NOT work if you are using Internet Explorer. Please use Google Chrome or an alternative browser.) During this…

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…

With less than 24 hours until the legislative session deadline, the Supplemental Budget Conference Committee unveiled its proposed education agreement late Saturday night. Voluntary pre-K, “Support Our Students” (counselors) and non-metro equity increases are the big winners. MSBA’s Teacher Shortage Act had a significant presence throughout — the proposed agreement with…

By Katie Spielberger, Session Daily Hundreds of pages comparing House and Senate versions of the omnibus supplemental budget bill come down to a $453.5 million difference in bottom lines. While the House is proposing just under $3.2 million in net supplemental spending for the biennium, the Senate proposal would spend…

The Minnesota House and Senate have prepared a K-12 Education Bill Comparison Summary. Click here to view this summary. The Conference Committee on HF 2749 is scheduled to discuss the Omnibus Supplemental Finance Bill starting at 1 p.m. today. Please go to http://www.house.leg.state.mn.us/htv/schedule.asp to access a live stream of the committee…

The Conference Committee on HF 2749 (Omnibus Supplemental Finance Bill) is scheduled to have its first meeting at 1 p.m. Monday, May 9. The conference committee members will break for a House Floor session around 4 p.m. before resuming their conference discussion at approximately 6:30 p.m. WATCH: Visit http://www.house.leg.state.mn.us/htv/schedule.asp on Monday,…

The Minnesota Senate has announced that the following senators will serve on the supplementary budget bill conference committee: Sen. Richard Cohen (DFL-St. Paul) Sen. Michelle Fischbach (R-Paynesville) Sen. Tony Lourey (DFL-Kerrick) Sen. Tom Saxhaug (DFL-Grand Rapids) Sen. Chuck Wiger (DFL-Maplewood) The conference committee could hold its first meeting as early as Monday,…

 Source: Office of Governor Mark Dayton & Lt. Governor Tina Smith After a decade of deficits, state leaders are now facing a $1.9 billion budget surplus created by Minnesota’s strong and growing economy. As Minnesota continues the discussion on where to invest the state’s budget surplus, Governor Dayton today released his supplemental budget…

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