Minn. Legislators Consider School Safety Funding After Parkland ShootingIn Minnesota, Republicans are proposing an idea that would use money districts already have to improve student safety, but Democrats say that's not enough.
GOP Aim To Shutter Art School After Scathing AuditGOP lawmakers said Wednesday that they want to close a Golden Valley arts school after a scathing audit found significant administrative spending issues and poor student results.
Gov. Dayton Not Sorry For Saying GOP Hates Public SchoolsMinnesota Gov. Mark Dayton said Wednesday he will not apologize for comments he made about Republicans after lawmakers did not pass his top priority: statewide pre-kindergarten programs. Dayton plans to veto the $17 billion education bill later this week and call a special session of the legislature to pass a new version instead.
Minnesota House Defeats Sunday Liquor Sales In Close VoteIt was last call Tuesday at the Minnesota State Capitol for Sunday liquor store sales. The Minnesota House defeated Sunday sales, shutting down the effort for another year. The Senate defeated a similar measure two weeks ago.
The Sunday Liquor Sales Ban Won't Be Lifted This YearSupporters of legalizing Sunday liquor store sales in Minnesota may have to put a cork in it this year.
Talking Points: The Push For Sunday Liquor SalesTwo State lawmakers recently offered several bills that would achieve the same goal: allowing Sunday liquor sales in Minnesota. The bills range from allowing state-wide sales on Sunday to just allowing sales at breweries and tap rooms across the state. Another proposal by Sen. Roger Reinert of Duluth and Rep. Jennifer Loon of Eden Prairie would let individual cities decide if they want to allow Sunday sales.