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Magnuson appointed to panel

Jackie Magnuson, Rosemount-Apple Valley-Eagan School Board chair, has been appointed by state Education Commissioner Brenda Cassellius to a 35-member panel charged with developing a new evaluation system for Minnesota teachers. Mandated by the Legislature as part of the new teacher … Continue reading

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Garofalo plans to seek a fifth term at the Minnesota House

Drops consideration of running for Dakota County Board by Laura Adelmann Thisweek Newspapers Patrick Garofalo, R-Farmington, said he will seek a fifth term in the Minnesota House and will not run for Dakota County commissioner in 2012. Garofalo had announced … Continue reading

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Minnesota Legislature to begin Special Session at 3 p.m. today

Governor Mark Dayton and Legislative leaders this morning signed an agreement outlining the terms of a special session to complete the budget. The Governor has signed a proclamation calling the Minnesota Legislature into a special session beginning at 3:00 p.m. this … Continue reading

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School officials express concerns to metro DFLers

Reps. Greiling, Mariani, Slawik talk funding, shutdown with area teachers, administrators by Jessica Harper Thisweek Newspapers As Republican legislative leaders and DFL Gov. Mark Dayton continued to battle over the state budget this week, more peaceful discussions were taking place … Continue reading

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Board passes balanced budget, Community Ed. shaky in District 191

by Jessica Harper Thisweek Newspapers Though the Burnsville-Eagan-Savage School District will have a balanced budget next school year, its community education department will remain on shaky ground.

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Republicans offer to forgo tax cuts, but Dayton says no deal

Republican legislative leaders placed what they lauded as a major budget concession on the table today (Thursday, June 16), saying they’re willing to completely give up on tax cuts. House Speaker Kurt Zellers, R-Maple Grove, styled the offer a major … Continue reading

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District 194 plans for fiscal uncertainty

Potential state government shutdown, new accounting maneuvers leads to temporary borrowing by Aaron Vehling Thisweek Newspapers Budget battles at the Capitol are spilling over into the Lakeville school district. “The state is shorting us on property taxes,” Mark Klett, director … Continue reading

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Dayton vetoes Republican budget bills

Democratic Gov. Mark Dayton today (Tuesday, May 24) vetoed nine Republican budget bills, setting the stage for a special legislative session. Lawmakers left the Capitol on Monday at end of regular session without solving the spending difference between the Republican-controlled … Continue reading

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Lawmakers should not change tenure, teacher evaluation process

by Don Heinzman Thisweek Newspapers Tenure for teachers in Minnesota is under attack by conservatives in the Minnesota Legislature. Tenure, critics say, protects “bad” teachers from being fired and enables senior teachers to get the best subjects to teach. In … Continue reading

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Liquor sales may be allowed on Sundays

Thompson votes in favor of the bill, Gerlach says he will let bill stand on its own by T.W. Budig ECM Capitol reporter A bill allowing Sunday liquor store sales in Minnesota squeaked out the Senate commerce committee Wednesday, March … Continue reading

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