I am advocating for a bonding bill to pass this year in order to invest in repairs and redevelopment projects needed in our communities.
Senator John Hoffman: We must pass legislation to restore funding cuts for those who care for our most vulnerable
Last February, the Minnesota Department of Human Services received notification from the federal Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) of a problem with Minnesota’s rate setting policy for Minnesotans receiving home- and community-based services (HCBS).
If a bill heard in the E-12 Education committee this week becomes law, students entering kindergarten would be assessed so schools know their level of school readiness. The bill directs the Minnesota Department of Education to implement a kindergarten readiness assessment and provide school districts with a process for the measurement. School districts are then […] Read more
Minnesota school districts were handed an excused absence slip from legislators this week as a conference committee agreed to provisions to help schools for days lost to Minnesota’s cold, snowy winter. Missed school days became an issue after severe cold in January forced schools to close. Record snow fall in February also shuttered schools, forcing […] Read more
A bill heard in the E-12 Education Committee this week would provide funding to encourage more teachers of color to educate Minnesota’s children. Black Men Teach – Twin Cities is requesting $750,000 to help them achieve their goals. Specifically, they have partnered with four schools in the twin cities metro to hire black male educators […] Read more
The Environment and Natural Resources Finance Committee heard a bill this week that devotes resources to planning and designing a state system of touring routes and trails for off-highway vehicle use. The goal is to identify sustainable, legal routes that are suitable for licensed four-wheel drive vehicles and a system of recreational trails for registered […] Read more