On Tuesday, the Minnesota Senate passed SF 971, the 2021 omnibus Legacy Finance bill, by a unanimous vote. In 2008, Minnesota voters took a bold step to preserve Minnesota’s legacy by investing in four key areas: clean water, outdoor heritage, arts and culture, and parks and trails. The Legacy Amendment generates funding to support projects in these four areas.
Senate District 48 legislators Senator Steve Cwodzinski (DFL-Eden Prairie), Representative Laurie Pryor (DFL-Minnetonka), and Representative Carlie Kotyza-Witthuhn (DFL-Eden Prairie) have announced a virtual town hall hearing to be held on Tuesday, March 16th at 7:00 P.M. The town hall will be… Read More »District 48 Legislators Announce Virtual Town Hall
Minnesota Department of Education Commissioner Mary Catherine Ricker announced Tuesday that she would be stepping down from her role as Commissioner to return to the classroom. Following her announcement, it was announced by Governor Walz that Deputy Commissioner Heather Mueller would be appointed Commissioner effective April 1.
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.