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  • more than just a bill…

    imjustabill-300x230-1How a bill becomes a law is often not the way you learned it on “Schoolhouse Rock“ when you were ten. The next few weeks of the Legislative Session are twisting, turning, messy territory. Bills will be picked up, tossed out or torn apart, with some provisions added to omnibus bills in a fast-changing and unpredictable route to the finish line. Here are some great resources to help you track the process...
  • Update: at the Capitol

    images-2March 27: Much Ado About [Next to] Nothing:The House GOP released its budget target and simply put, they propose to spend $156 million new dollars for all of E-12 education. The Senate’s target is $350 million new dollars. Both of these targets were met with stunned silence. Read More...
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  • Budget Targets for Education Are Low

    speakupThe House GOP has released its budget targets and proposes to spend $156 million new dollars for all of E-12 education. The Senate’s target is $350 million new dollars. In contrast, the governor’s proposal is $695 million for education--the Governor has made it known that providing Minnesota with an educated populace is his priority.  
    Unless the House and Senate targets are raised, it will be no surprise to see very real cuts in our classrooms.

    House and Senate leadership are responsible for determining these targets and they are the ones who need to hear from us who feel this as a less than acceptable investment in our children. During the legislative recess, legislators will be in their home districts. This is a wonderful opportunity for you to spend a few minutes telling your elected official what you think.


    Don’t like these targets? This is absolutely the time to 
    email your legislators and let them know what you think!