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… Read More »Sen. Hoffman Encourages Investment in Early Childhood Family Education Programming
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 challenges. The ‘4K for Kids’ bill proposes to offer pre-kindergarten programming free of charge for any 4-year-old in Minnesota, if their parents choose. Studies prove that high quality preschool programs benefit ALL children.Read More »Sen. Hoffman Introduces Legislation for Pre-K for All 4-Year-Olds
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.