ST. PAUL, Minn. – Sen. John Hoffman (DFL-Champlin, Brooklyn Park and Coon Rapids) joined Sen. Katie Sieben (DFL-Newport) on a tour to visit the Early Childhood Family Education (ECFE) and Preschool program at Coon Rapids Family Place last week. The Senators were joined by Program Supervisor Jody Bordwell, Anoka-Hennepin Schools Superintendent David Law, Director of […] Read more
The Minnesota Senate DFL reveals its first six pieces of legislation for the 2015 Legislative Session.
ST. PAUL, Minn. – Research shows that up to 90 percent of brain development occurs before the age of five. In Minnesota, nearly half of children entering kindergarten are not fully prepared to succeed – this session Sen. John Hoffman (DFL-Champlin, Brooklyn Park and Coon Rapids) has introduced a bill that will help address these […] Read more
The 2015 Session convened this week with a forecasted $1 billion budget surplus. The twice-annual forecast from Minnesota Management & Budget provides a snapshot of the state’s economy and predicts if the state should have a projected surplus or budget deficit.
After a decade of cuts to Minnesota schools, the Senate passed $485 million in new spending for education, investing in our future.