A Democratic state senator will buck her party’s historical alliance with the Minnesota teachers union and push to drop seniority as the main determinant in teacher layoffs. Sen. Terri Bonoff will formally introduce a bill aimed at the “last in, first out” layoff system common across Minnesota on Thursday.
The Senate passed its higher education budget on Wednesday, a $2.8 billion package that aims to hold down tuition and make public universities and colleges more accountable to the state.
On Monday, a prayer on the Senate floor made Democratic State Sen. Terri Bonoff feel “highly uncomfortable.”
A state senator who is Jewish said Tuesday she was “highly uncomfortable” while a visiting Baptist pastor repeatedly mentioned Jesus Christ and Christianity in a prayer on the floor of the state Senate a day earlier, and wants to require that prayers in the chamber be nondenominational.