The Data is Coming! The Data is Coming! We are starting to distribute data relating to the final version of HF 2245--the omnibus E-12 bill. You should have received an e-mail from me about an hour ago and Deb Griffiths is now distributing additional documents. Many of these documents provide the same information, but versions may read differently in terms of style, so we believe it is helpful to get out as much information as possible.
In another matter, HF 464--the teacher health care pool--just passed the House on a vote 0f 83-51. The bill does contain the reserves requirement and requires approval by the Minnesota Department of Commerce, but it still isn't a particpularly good bill. Representative Tom Emmer (R-Delano) moved that the bill be sent back to conference committee to re-insert the amendment offered by Senator Betsy Wergin (R-Princeton) that provided an opt-out provision. That motion failed on a vote of 82-51 and the bill then proceeded to final passage.
Stay tuned in today. We are going to try and keep you in the loop to the greatest extent possible.