Rep. Paul Marquart, DFL-Dilworth, chairman of the education finance committee and sponsor of the K-12 education bill, talked with House Majority Leder Erin Murphy during debate on his bill on the House floor.
Rep. Paul Marquart, DFL-Dilworth, chairman of the education finance committee and sponsor of the K-12 education bill, spoke for his bill on the House floor.
Rep. Kelby Woodard, R-Belle Plaine and Assistant Minority Leader is the Republican lead on education. He offered many amendments to rein in the K-12 education bill, most of which were defeated.
Rep. Joe McDonald, R-Delano, offered an amendment to the K-12 education bill that would shift funding to school lunch programs because federal mandates for more fruit and vegetables were causing lots of food to be thrown out. The amendment was defeated.
A defensive Donald Trump gave Hillary Clinton plenty of fresh material for the next phase of her presidential campaign on Tuesday, choosing to publicly reopen and relitigate some her most damaging attacks.
In a resounding rebuke, Democrats joined with Republicans Wednesday to hand Barack Obama the first veto override of his presidency, voting overwhelmingly to allow families of Sept. 11 victims to sue Saudi Arabia in U.S. courts for its alleged backing of the attackers.
Gov. Mark Dayton and Rep. Kurt Daudt, who will take over as Republican House speaker in January, met privately for the first time Thursday since the GOP retook the House majority earlier this month, and discussed the upcoming legislative session.
The Republican's three-year legacy legislation, an overhaul of No Child Left Behind, has stalled in the House of Representatives because he has lost so much GOP support and failed to generate enthusiasm among Democrats.