Senator John Hoffman receives session appointments
ST. Paul, MN – On Monday, February 4th, Senator John Hoffman (DFL-Champlin) was appointed to the Legislative Permanent School Fund Commission. The Legislative Permanent School Fund Commission is a bi-partisan group of twelve members—six from the House and six from the Senate.
“I am truly honored to join the Legislative Permanent School Fund Commission,” said Sen. Hoffman. “The success of our children’s education relies on the resources we provide our schools. The Permanent School Fund is an important long-term source of funds for public education in Minnesota and we must make sure these funds are used the best possible way.”
The school trust fund receives its money from revenue generated on the school trust land, which is managed by the DNR. The Commission has oversight of the DNR school trust land management. This oversight includes reviewing and recommending policy changes as well as advising on policy implementation. Currently, the land totals approximately 2.5 million acres plus another one million acres of severed mineral rights.
“When it comes to strengthening Minnesota’s schools, I welcome any opportunity to support new initiatives and create positive solutions. I am also very proud of the dedicated and successful work former Representative Denise Dittrich did to ensure the future of the Permanent School Fund”
Sen. Hoffman was also appointed to the Governor’s Workforce Development Council and the Legislative-Citizen Commission on Minnesota Resources.