Sunday, May 20, 2007
We Were Sent Home. Around 11 PM last evening, we were informed that the E-12 conference committee would not be meeting. There is no indication whether or not the panel will be meeting today, although the House is in session this afternoon after meeting late into the evening on the "sales tax increase and dedication" constitutional amendment. At this point, it appears that the conference committee would meet solely to distribute the final copy of the bill. MDE staff was working last evening on language issues they would like to have included in the final bill, but they were uncertain as to how the process would unfold. Stay tuned. I will provide an update later this afternoon or this evening.