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Republican legislators are upset over pay increases Gov. Mark Dayton has given his state department commissioners. Legislators say they were blindsided over excessive pay raises, even though they are legal. Now they are retaliating with bills to penalize the governor and even take away his pay-raisi...Read More
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New ideas, attitudes and opportunities are coming for Minnesota students. That was a central theme at the Feb. 6 “Pathways to Postsecondary” conference, cosponsored by the Minnesota Department of Education and Minnesota State Colleges and Universities system. If things work out as state official...Read More
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Among Governor Mark Dayton’s $42 billion budget proposal is more than $100 million in funding for pre-kindergarten programs for 4-year olds in our public schools. I agree that it may be important to improve access to quality pre-kindergarten to close our state’s achievement gap.  However, the G...Read More
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Imagine you are standing in a hallway and the person next to you suddenly falls. Chances are that person could be having a cardiac arrest and needs CPR immediately. According to the Minnesota Department of Health, in Minnesota in 2010, over 35 percent of fatalities due to heart disease happened befo...Read More
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Child care strains the budgets of many families in Minnesota, where the average cost of all-day care for one child is $901 a month, or $10,812 per year. These costs make Minnesota the 4th-most expensive state in the nation for child care. Gov. Mark Dayton wants to cut taxes for working families who ...Read More
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