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 Update

January 6, 2015

 

 

2015 Session Begins

 

The Minnesota Legislature convened the 2015 legislative session at noon today.  Newly elected House Members were sworn in and Rep. Kurt Daudt was elected the new Speaker of the House. The first day of session is largely ceremonial and organizational with the election of officers and the adoption of temporary rules and procedures.  The first bill introductions will come on Thursday.

 

Inauguration

 

Governor Mark Dayton, Lieutenant Governor Tina Smith, Attorney General Lori Swanson, State Auditor Rebecca Otto and Secretary of State Steve Simon were sworn in yesterday during a ceremony at the Landmark Center in downtown St. Paul.   Governor Dayton placed a strong emphasis on education during his inaugural remarks.

Legislative Hearings

 

Below is a list of a few education related hearings that have been scheduled thus far.  Additional hearings will be scheduled in the coming days although it will probably be next week before we see a lot of committee activity.

 

Thursday, January 8, 2015 – 8:30 AM

E-12 Division

Chair: Sen. Charles W. Wiger

8:30 a.m.

Room 107 Capitol

Agenda:  Legislative recommendations from partners. If you would like to testify, please contact Nancy Livingston, nancy.livingston@senate.mn 651-296-2167

 

Thursday, January 15, 2015 – 8:30 AM

E-12 Division

Chair: Sen. Charles W. Wiger

8:30 a.m.

Room 107 Capitol

Agenda:  World’s Best Workforce progress report

 

AMSD Legislative Session Preview

 

We are expecting a great turnout of metro area legislators for our annual session preview program this Friday.  A continental breakfast will be served beginning at 7:30 a.m. and the preview program will run from 8 – 10 a.m. in the Grand Hall of the TIES conference center.

 

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