Sen. Hoffman Encourages Investment in Early Childhood Family Education Programming

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

Sen. Hoffman Introduces Legislation for Pre-K for All 4-Year-Olds

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

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2015 Session Begins with a Solid Budget Forecast

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.