GOP House Passes Tax Bill, Testing DaytonGov. Mark Dayton has vowed he won't consider a tax bill until the Legislature authorizes emergency funding for public schools. Republican lawmakers are calling Dayton's bluff.
With 6 Days Left, Little Progress In Legislative SessionGov. Mark Dayton is calling on Republicans to provide emergency funding for schools, or he won't sign a bill for the state's tax code.
Dayton Won't Sign Tax Bill Without Emergency Funding For SchoolsMark Dayton's comments Monday set the stage for tricky negotiations with GOP legislative leaders as they careen toward deadlines.
Dayton Tours Elementary School While Pushing $138M Aid ProposalGov. Mark Dayton toured Parkview Elementary School in Rosemount Wednesday while pushing his proposal to help Minnesota schools facing significant deficits.
Passage Of Kansas School Funding Divides GOPKansas legislators approved an increase in spending on the state's public schools in hopes of meeting a court mandate after the rancorous final days of debate highlighted deep divisions among top Republicans.
Dayton Says He Plans To Increase School FundingMinnesota Gov. Mark Dayton called Friday for more state spending on schools, changes in high-stakes testing, expanded all-day kindergarten and an added emphasis on literacy as part of a long-on-goals, light-on-details education plan.