Carla Nelson Update

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May 5, 2017 In addition to the beautiful spring weather, the arrival of May ushers in the end-of-session! The Minnesota Constitution requires the legislature to complete its work by May 22, leaving just over two weeks remaining in this year’s legislative session. Conference committees have been working to finalize compromises over the past week. As chairwoman of the Senate E-12 Finance Committee, I have been working with the House on an education finance bill that prioritizes programs that work while ensuring all Minnesota students have access to an education that will prepare them to be tomorrow’s leaders. Over the next two weeks, expect things to continue to move quickly as we begin to debate and vote on the budget proposals on the Senate floor and send them to …

Dave Senjem Update

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May 5, 2017 Dear Friends, Just over two weeks remain in the legislative session! As we rapidly approach the May 22 deadline, action at the Capitol has been in full swing. Here is an update on the happenings: Conference Committee Update Conference committees, which serve as the final negotiations between the House and the Senate, have been working on budget compromises throughout the week. Committees have released their proposals, which await input from Governor Dayton as to whether they can be signed into law.  It is time for the Governor to participate and contribute to the negotiations. Here is a snapshot of some of the policy and budget provisions to be adopted by the committees: E-12 Education Budget A per-pupil increase of 1.5% each year, increasing the statewide …