Saturday, May 15, 2010
Latest Development. HF 3834 appears to be a vehicle bill of some sorts that will be put together in conference committee this evening. Both the House and Senate have waived their rules prohibiting material not being in the bill as it went into conference from being included in the final agreement. What is interesting to note is that both K-12 funding division chairs, Representative Mindy Greiling (DFL-Roseville) and Senator LeRoy Stumpf (DFL-Thief River Falls), are members of the conference committee. This could mean that some pre-agreed education items may be part of the package that goes back to the Legislature for final approval either later tonight or sometime tomorrow. As is the case, I will report when I know more.