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Sen. Murphy and Rep. Keeler announce press conference calling for suspension of standardized testing in Minnesota

Senator Erin Murphy (DFL-Saint Paul) and Representative Heather Keeler (DFL-Moorhead) will convene a press conference to call for the suspension of standardized testing in Minnesota for this academic year. The press conference will occur virtually on Monday, March 8 at 9:15 a.m. WHAT: A… Read More »Sen. Murphy and Rep. Keeler announce press conference calling for suspension of standardized testing in Minnesota

Senate Republicans penalize communities that have Local Government Aid

On the Senate floor today, Senate Republicans passed a bill that ties Local Government Aid (LGA) to mutual aid agreements and reimbursements. The state distributes LGA to cities across Minnesota for general purposes, and it is used by cities to provide basic community services, such as public safety, fire and public works. It has also been used as a mechanism to offer cities property tax relief.