The following information was sent via e-mail on March 18, 2014, from Elaine Keefe from Capitol Hill Associates and MLA/MEMO Lobbyist.
I just came from a meeting with Daron Korte from the Minnesota Department of Education (MDE) and Rep. Kathy Brynaert. MDE has agreed to withdraw their proposed language on library maintenance of effort in exchange for a pledge that we will work with them on the issue for next year’s legislative session. Rep. Brynaert will offer an amendment to delete those sections from the bill. Daron is going to let Senator Torres Ray know that MDE has agreed to drop that language.Thank you to all of you who have spent the morning contacting committee members. You can go back to your regular jobs now!