Association of Metropolitan School Districts

Association of Metropolitan School Districts

Every week, Executive Director Scott Croonquist updates members with information on the legislature, relevant events and current news.

Association of Metropolitan School Districts Summary Update

March 15, 2014

House Sets Spending Targets

The House released supplemental budget spending targets yesterday afternoon.  The House plans to spend a total of $92 million on education – $75 million for E-12 education and $17 million for higher education.  Included in the $75 million for E-12 will be 3.5 million to fully fund reduced price lunches leaving $71.5 million.  You can read the press release announcing the targets here.  The Senate targets will likely be announced next week.

Health Insurance Bill Advances

SF 1835/HF 2180, Education Minnesota’s Health Insurance Transparency Act, passed out of the House Government Operations Committee yesterday.  It is scheduled to be heard in the House Education Finance Committee next Tuesday at 8:15 a.m. in Room 10 of the State Office Building.  If you have concerns about the bill, I encourage you to contact members of the committee:  http://www.house.leg.state.mn.us/comm/committeemembers.asp?comm=88006

Here are the current versions of the bill:

House Bill:  Amendment DE2 for HF 2180

House Research Bill Summary and other information is available here: http://www.house.leg.state.mn.us/bills/billnum.asp?Billnumber=HF2180&Go.x=9&Go.y=13&Go=Search&ls_year=88&sessionvar=20130

Senate Bill:https://www.revisor.mn.gov/bills/text.php?number=SF1835&version=2&session=ls88&session_year=2014&session_number=0

Senate Summary: http://www.senate.leg.state.mn.us/departments/scr/billsumm/summary_display_from_db.php?ls=88&id=1991

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