The Minnesota Legislature has a big goal this year: preparing all students to be ready for college and career. To accomplish this, one of the main strategies being discussed is helping our youngest learners become ready for kindergarten.
Judges hear disputes dealing with some of the most important aspects of people’s lives. We hear child custody disputes, restraining order requests, disagreements about contracts and estates, and a variety of other matters.
The 89th Legislature has officially begun, and it's looking to be a very exciting few months. I spent the last summer traveling Minnesota examining the state of our mental health services, and am looking forward to sharing what I've learned from you with my colleagues in the legislature.
“Shelly” and her family sat down to dinner when the phone rang. Before she answered the call, Shelly looked at the caller ID and saw her own name and phone number! She answered the call and heard a recording that offered to lower her credit card interest rate. Shelly hung up and reported the call to her phone company.
At the first Senate E-12 Education Policy and Budget Committee hearing of the year, members heard dozens of great recommendations on everything from technology to school facilities to mental health. As Chair of the committee, I felt we needed to hear from our education partners and stakeholders to begin session with a clear idea of what’s needed in our public schools across the state.