Big news – Today in Finance committee, MnDOT stated on the record that the 494 general purpose lane will be done beginning January 2015!
It is hard to believe that it is only our fourth week in Session. With the deadline to get all Finance bills heard just around the corner,much of the work this week involved committee Chairs putting together their Omnibus bills…
A bill in the state Legislature would create apprenticeship programs to prepare students.
Amid a state budget surplus, Gov. Mark Dayton signed a proposal Friday that includes tax breaks for more than 1.2 million Minnesotans, including current college students and recent graduates.
“DFL Sens. Terri Bonoff of Minnetonka and LeRoy Stumpf of Plummer voted in favor of Nienow’s amendment. Before the vote, Bonoff said she felt money was a poor enforcement mechanism for bullying prevention.”
Three bills that would eliminate seniority as the default mechanism in teacher layoffs were not given hearings. Sponsored by Sens. Branden Petersen, R-Andover, and Terri Bonoff, DFL-Minnetonka, and Rep. Sondra Erickson, among others, the measures varied on how school districts and teachers unions would factor teacher effectiveness into layoff decisions.