The Legislature is considering creating its own budget office after questions about how the state arrives at fiscal estimates.
GOP author calls $1 million implementation estimate ‘rather bogus’
We ought to consider guaranteeing to all Minnesota youth access to a meaningful postsecondary certificate or degree, with multiple pathways to the most relevant and employable skills and credentials.
Finding a workable way forward toward better educational outcomes is possible but that doing so demands reframing the question.
A House Education Finance Committee work group calls for Q Comp and a 2011 evaluations program to be overlaid, with neither altered significantly.
The first two weeks of the 2015 session saw more than 200 bills introduced in the House and more than 150 in the Senate.
The upper chamber’s returning leadership unveiled its priority bills Thursday morning, highlighting six different proposals that will serve as the foundation for its agenda this session
Republicans pitched targeted tax and regulatory relief for business owners as their top priority; other agenda items include major reforms to the state education system, transportation, elder care and insurance.
Long criticized as the party of old white men, Republicans are seeing a diverse group of people step up for possible contention in the 2016 presidential race.
Education Minnesota President Denise Specht says GOP House changes the union’s expectations, but not its priorities.
Seemingly perennial discussions on teacher assessments, student testing, charter schools and tenure are expected to dominate the talk in 2015, though legislators also acknowledge that policy debates during the session would be curtailed by the concurrent need to pass an education omnibus budget.
A 50 percent drop in crime rates over the past two decades, coupled with heightened awareness of the societal costs associated with harsh sentences, have led political leaders from across the political spectrum to rethink the get-tough-on-crime tactics.
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