On Friday, February 26th, the Minnesota Management and Budget agency released their February budget forecast. They projected a positive budget balance of $1.6 billion, thanks largely to federal support towards COVID-19 relief, and lower than expected state spending.
Earlier today, Governor Walz announced updates to Minnesota’s Safe Learning Plan to allow more middle and high school students to return to the classroom. All local school districts will be empowered to return all students to in-person learning as soon as February 22nd and all students must have the option of returning to the classroom in a hybrid or in-person setting no later than March 8th.
As the most diverse caucus in the history of the Minnesota Senate, Senate DFLers offer a vision for a better Minnesota with priorities that will improve people’s lives and protect their fundamental rights. Members of the Senate DFL held a press conference to announce their priorities for the 2021 legislative session and released the following statement:
Senator Kent, Senator Port, Senator Wiger, Senator Torres Ray, Senator Carlson and Senator Frentz will convene a press conference to discuss Senate DFL Priorities for the 2021 legislative session. The press conference will occur virtually on Wednesday, February 17, starting at 10:00 a.m. They will be discussing the Senate… Read More »Senate DFL Announces 2021 Legislative Priorities
Legislators will announce a student-driven and student-led proposal to require Climate Justice Education Curriculum in Minnesota’s schools on Tuesday, February 16 at 10:00 a.m. The legislation, HF550, SF666 is being authored by Representative Sydney Jordan (DFL-Minneapolis) and Senator Lindsey Port (DFL-Burnsville), alongside high school… Read More »Students and Legislators to Announce Climate Justice Education Bill for Minnesota
Entering the second month of the legislative session, as thousands of students and teachers return to an in-person learning environment, an urgent need remains for additional state support to ensure a safe classroom and investment for stronger support services that can help address the learning crisis facing students.