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Minnesota Legislative Session Summary

The following information was shared via email with the library community by Elaine Keefe, Capitol Hill Associates, in her role as MLA-ITEM lobbyist. Below is a summary of 2015 legislative action (and inaction) affecting libraries. Most of this information has … Continue reading

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Special Session Today

The following information was shared via email with the library community by Elaine Keefe, Capitol Hill Associates, in her role as MLA-ITEM lobbyist. The Legislature is holding a special session today. Governor Dayton issued a proclamation at 11pm last night … Continue reading

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Legislative Update 2015-06-08

The following information was shared via email with the library community by Elaine Keefe, Capitol Hill Associates, in her role as MLA-ITEM lobbyist. Special Session: Governor Dayton and legislative leaders have reached agreement on all of the issues to be … Continue reading

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MN Legislative Update 2015-05-25

The following information was shared via email with the library community by Elaine Keefe, Capitol Hill Associates, in her role as MLA-ITEM lobbyist. Additional Vetoes: On Saturday Governor Dayton finished signing and vetoing bills passed in the regular legislative session. … Continue reading

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Legislative Update 2015-05-20

The following information was shared via email with the library community by Elaine Keefe, Capitol Hill Associates, in her role as MLA-ITEM lobbyist. Session Ends: Last night at midnight, the Legislature adjourned as required by the constitution. However, there will … Continue reading

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MN Legislative Update 2015-05-18

The following information was shared via email with the library community by Elaine Keefe, Capitol Hill Associates, in her role as MLA-ITEM lobbyist. It has been a wild weekend at the Capitol, featuring round the clock negotiations and plenty of … Continue reading

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Legislative Alert – More Legacy Action Needed

ACTION ALERT!  The following information was shared via email with the library community by Elaine Keefe, Capitol Hill Associates, in her role as MLA-ITEM lobbyist. Our latest intelligence indicates that the Senate has offered to accept the House position on Legacy … Continue reading

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Library Legacy Alert: MN Legislative Update 2015-05-11

ACTION ALERT!  The following information was shared via email with the library community by Elaine Keefe, Capitol Hill Associates, in her role as MLA-ITEM lobbyist. This afternoon the Legacy conference committee was appointed. The ten members of the conference committee … Continue reading

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MN Legislative Update 2015-05-08

The following information was shared via email with the library community by Elaine Keefe, Capitol Hill Associates, in her role as MLA-ITEM lobbyist.  Education Conference Committee: The education conference committee met this week on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday for about … Continue reading

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MN Legislative Update 2015-05-05

The following information was shared via email with the library community by Elaine Keefe, Capitol Hill Associates, in her role as MLA-ITEM lobbyist. The Legislature must adjourn on midnight on Monday, May 18, just under two weeks from now. Here … Continue reading

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MN Legislative Update 2015-04-30

The following information was shared via email with the library community by Elaine Keefe, Capitol Hill Associates, in her role as MLA-ITEM lobbyist. Legacy Bill: This afternoon the House passed its omnibus Legacy bill, HF 303, on the floor by … Continue reading

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MN Legislative Update 2015-04-21

 The following information was shared via email with the library community by Elaine Keefe, Capitol Hill Associates, in her role as MLA-ITEM lobbyist.  House Legacy Bill: Yesterday the House Legacy Committee competed work on its omnibus bill and passed it … Continue reading

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Mn Legislative Update 2015-04-14

The following information was shared via email with the library community by Elaine Keefe, Capitol Hill Associates, in her role as MLA-ITEM lobbyist. Today the House and Senate omnibus education and higher education bills were released. Most library appropriations remained … Continue reading

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MLA opposes statutory changes to regional hiring

A Minnesota Library Association (MLA) has delivered a  letter to legislative leaders opposing an change to the statutes regarding the hiring of regional public library system directors as proposed by Governor Dayton and the Minnesota Department of Education (MDE). While … Continue reading

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MN Legislative Update 2015-04-09

The following information was shared via email with the library community by Elaine Keefe, Capitol Hill Associates, in her role as MLA-ITEM lobbyist. Legislative Calendar: On Tuesday legislators returned from their Passover/Easter break. Next week many budget committees will be … Continue reading

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Governor’s Education Policy and Supplemental Budget Items

The Minnesota Department of Education (MDE) will host a conference call with Assistant Commissioner Kevin McHenry and State Librarian Jennifer Nelson on Monday, April 13. Here are the specifics as shared by MDE The Governor’s education policy and supplemental budget … Continue reading

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MN Legislative Update 2015-03-23

The following information was shared via email with the library community by Elaine Keefe, Capitol Hill Associates, in her role as MLA-ITEM lobbyist. House Legacy Hearing Today at 12:30pm:  Today Ann Hutton, SELCO, and Melinda Ludwiczak, MELSA, will present our … Continue reading

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MN Legislative Update 2015-03-17

The following information was shared via email with the library community by Elaine Keefe, Capitol Hill Associates, in her role as MLA-ITEM lobbyist. State Budget: Today Governor Dayton released his supplemental budget recommendations. The single largest item is $235 million … Continue reading

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MN Legislative Update 2015-03-16

The following information was shared via email with the library community by Elaine Keefe, Capitol Hill Associates, in her role as MLA-ITEM lobbyist. MDE Education Policy Bill: Last week the MDE education policy bill, HF 1591/SF 1495, was heard in … Continue reading

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Library Legacy Request

Libraries showcase authors and jugglers, dancers and artists. A request of $4,250,000 per year from the Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund will enable libraries continue offering these unique local opportunities. Link to the request Library Legacy funds help create strong … Continue reading

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MN Legislative Update 2015-03-09

The following information was shared via email with the library community by Elaine Keefe, Capitol Hill Associates, in her role as MLA-ITEM lobbyist. Library Legislative Day: Thank you to everyone who turned out for Library Legislative Day last week in … Continue reading

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Construction Grants for 2016 Session

Senator Stumpf, chair of the Senate Capital Investment Committee, is encouraging the library community to introduce a bill yet this session to fund Library Construction Grants.  While this will not be an actual topic of discussion until the 2016 legislative … Continue reading

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MN Legislative Update 2015-02-23

The following information was shared via email with the library community by Elaine Keefe, Capitol Hill Associates, in her role as MLA-ITEM lobbyist. House Education Finance Hearing: On Thursday, February 19, the House Education Finance committee heard two bills initiated … Continue reading

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SELCO’s MN Loves Libraries Campaign

The Minnesota Loves Libraries Campaign is a grassroots advocacy drive set to run in SELCO libraries during the first few weeks of February. Capitalizing on I Love to Read month and serving as a precursor to the 2015 Minnesota Library … Continue reading

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MN Legislative Update 2015-02-14

The following information was shared via email with the library community by Elaine Keefe, Capitol Hill Associates, in her role as MLA-ITEM lobbyist. Telecommunications Equity Aid (TEA) and Regional Library Telecommunications Aid (RLTA) Our bill to increase TEA to $9.75 … Continue reading

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MN Legislative Update 2015-01-27

The following information was shared via email with the library community by Elaine Keefe, Capitol Hill Associates, in her role as MLA-ITEM lobbyist. Governor’s Budget Today Governor Dayton released his proposed budget for the FY 16-17 biennium. There are no … Continue reading

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Library Legislative Day on March 3

Regions around the state are organizing delegations of librarians, library staff,  trustees and library Friends to visit their legislators on March 3 for the annual Minnesota Library Legislative Day. This is a chance to tell legislators about the importance of … Continue reading

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