The Round 10 Dual-Training Grant has been awarded to two recipients, Apple Tree Dental and IPS Cranes, to provide select employees with on-the-job training and industry-standard credentials in their respective fields. These resources will provide these employees with the opportunity to advance their careers and further their education.
In a meeting of the Senate Finance Committee meeting Monday, Senate Republicans stripped language from the omnibus jobs bill requiring petroleum refineries to employ only skilled and highly trained workers. The removal of the provision comes despite the overwhelming bipartisan support of the amendment on the floor, which was adopted last Friday on a vote of 50 to 17.
During the Senate floor debate Friday on SF 9, the Senate Omnibus Jobs Bill, Senator Karla Bigham (DFL-Cottage Grove) successfully offered an amendment with overwhelming bipartisan support to require petroleum refineries to employ only skilled and trained workers.
The Minnesota State Senate failed to fully ratify the state employee contracts that were negotiated in good faith and voted against measures that would have provided economic security for the school district hourly employees that work to ensure our students get to school safely, are in safe and clean environments, and are being supported.