On a party line vote Wednesday, Senate Republicans moved forward the State Government Omnibus Budget Bill, which includes $23 million of budget cuts. These budget reductions to state agencies would create significant cuts in staffing levels, impede agency responsiveness, increase waiting times for services, and reduce the quality of services provided.
The Minnesota Senate and House of Representatives tonight elected four University of Minnesota Regents to govern the University of Minnesota. The Regents elected are Dr. Ruth Johnson for the first congressional district, James Farnsworth for the fourth congressional district, Kodi Verhalen for the sixth congressional district, and Doug Huebsch for the seventh congressional district regent.
Today, March 9, 2021, Senate DFLers convened a press conference to discuss their priority in this legislative session around investing in our students and schools so that our education system supports all students, regardless of their race, zip code or economic status. Among their education legislative priorities this year is fully funding education to provide relief to districts that were affected this past year due to COVID-19 and to make efforts to close the opportunity gap within Minnesota’s current system.
On Tuesday, March 9th at 10:00A.M, the Senate DFL lead on the Education Finance and Policy Committee, Senator Chuck Wiger (DFL-Maplewood), and the Senate DFL lead on the Senate Higher Education Finance and Policy Committee, Senator Greg Clausen (DFL-Apple Valley),… Read More »Senate DFL Members to discuss the importance of investing in our students and schools
The February budget forecast from Minnesota Management and Budget was presented today with a budget and economic forecast projecting a positive balance of $1.6 billion for the FY 2022-23 biennium. Minnesota’s budget outlook is significantly better for this biennium and the next due to an improved U.S. economic outlook that is bolstered by large federal actions that have emerged since November and were not incorporated in earlier projections.
Senator Greg Clausen (DFL-Apple Valley) and Representative Robert Bierman, 57A, (DFL-Apple Valley) will hold a virtual coffee hour on Saturday, January 30 to discuss priorities for the 2021 legislative session with their constituents over coffee. Who: Sen. Clausen, Rep. Bierman… Read More »Virtual coffee hour with Senator Clausen and Representative Bierman set for January 30