Legislative Update 5-16-13

Yesterday at the Capitol The higher education conference committee met again last night and adopted an agreement, but did not pass the bill. Chair Sen. Terri Bonoff, DFL-Minnetonka, instead recessed the meeting telling conferees and the audience that the House and Senate wanted to meet with Gov. Dayton regarding the agreement before they adopt it,... Continue Reading →

Legislative Update – 1-30-13

Yesterday at the Capitol Gov. Mark Dayton is working to gain support for his budget proposal. Yesterday he spoke to the Minnesota Credit Union Network saying that there are plenty of things about his proposal he doesn’t like, but he said the alternatives are worse. Dayton said there are tough decisions about the budget that... Continue Reading →

Legislative Update 1-14-13

Today begins the first full week of session with many introductory hearings, as well as a look at the details of the November forecast in the Ways and Means committee. This week the Senate Higher Education and Workforce Development committee will begin meeting tomorrow afternoon with the confirmation of Director Larry Pogemiller in the Office... Continue Reading →

Legislative Update 1-11-13

Yesterday at the Capitol The House Capital Investment committee met yesterday, and committee members received an overview on the bonding process. Committee Chair Alice Hausman, DFL-St. Paul, told members that government can help with two things for a healthy economy; education and infrastructure. Hausman said now is a good time to sell bonds because the... Continue Reading →

Legislative Update, May 10, 2012

Good morning. Final legislative approval was given by both bodies yesterday for a stripped-down version of the tax bill that Gov. Dayton vetoed Friday. Dayton was opposed to the previous tax bill because of the long-term cost of $145 million in the bill. The new bill has an impact of $46 million over the current... Continue Reading →

Legislative Update, April 30, 2012

Good morning. Today was the date set last December as the 2012 session adjournment date; however, both House Speaker Kurt Zellers, R-Maple Grove, and Senate Majority Leader David Senjem, R-Rochester, said they are willing to let the session go an “extra day” if that’s what it takes to resolve the remaining big issues; the tax... Continue Reading →

Central Lakes College — State Honor – Non-traditional student scholarship bonanza

State Honor – Non-traditional student scholarship bonanza—Julie Jo Larson, an honor student at Central Lakes College in Brainerd, has been recognized by state organizations with scholarships she said qualified students shouldn’t overlook for themselves.“It is my hope that I can inspire more students to take the time and fill out the scholarship applications,” she said. ... Continue Reading →

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