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December 7, 2011

December 7, 2011 Save this date! Saturday, January 21, 9:00-11:00 a.m.Legislative Kick-OffNew this year: An LAC Roundtable! November Forecast On December 1 we heard that the state will have a surplus of $876 million. Revenues were higher than expected and projected expenditures were less than projected. The majority of the projected expenditure reductions are in […]

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November 4, 2011

November 4, 2011 Great Schools Begin at the Ballot Box Tuesday, November 8 is a critical day for our public schools. One in three districts will have levy questions on their ballots. Please remember to vote. A word about levies This year, one-third of Minnesota school districts have operating levy questions on their ballots and […]

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Back to School!

Back to School! Reconnecting This summer was incredibly short – cold in June followed by a state shutdown, hot in July with a one-day special legislative session, and perfect in August! Now summer’s over and our children are heading back to school. There is something that connects us as school parents, and if you like […]

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Opportunities for parents to weigh in!

Opportunities for parents to weigh in! How much are you paying for public schools? Minnesota Public Radio is asking parents to weigh in on the increasing cost to families of school activity fees and equipment, as well as what you may not be doing as a result of increased costs. Take a few minutes to […]

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July 22, 2011

July 22, 2011 End of session (really) Saturday, July 30, 2011 Save Our Schools March and National Call to Action Washington, D.C. www.saveourschoolsmarch.org Once again our children are used to balance the state budget We began the session with a $5 billion deficit. The reason? A recent history of kicking the can down the road […]

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July 15, 2011

July 15, 2011 Once again we use kids to balance the state budget So it looks like in order to get the state back up and running, we have a budget balancing deal. The GOP’s offer to balance the state budget by once again shifting payments to schools has been accepted by the governor with […]

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June 24, 2011

June 24, 2011 How will we get past this budget impasse? Since May 23, the state budget debate has been the topic of conversation online, on radio talk shows, neighbor and family debates, numerous letters to the editor and op ed pieces. The issues surrounding this debate are deeply rooted. Governor Dayton responded to legislative […]

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June 17, 2011

June 17, 2011 Increasing funding to K12 …really? You may be reading that the GOP has “upped the ante” and added more dollars to the K12 budget and STILL the Governor refuses to accept their budget. Indeed, if you have been talking with majority legislators this is the first thing out of their mouths. Let’s […]

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June 10, 2011

June 10, 2011 Keeping you up-to-date… As things happen at the Capitol we’ll send short updates to keep you in the know. This may be old news for those of you following us on Twitter or friending us on Facebook! A Tale of Two VisionsThis week the Minnesota Budget Project prepared a series of articles […]

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June 3, 2011

June 3, 2011 Throughout the past five months, you have followed what’s happening at the Capitol through our weekly Legislative Updates. You count on us to bring you timely, credible information about education funding and policy legislation. Because the session ended without a budget agreement, we will continue to monitor what’s happening and, if there […]

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