Saturday, April 28, 2012

Online Learning Bill Cruises to Passage.  The conference committee on SF 1528 finished last evening passed the Senate by a vote of 51-11 and the House of Representatives by a vote of 129-0.  Given the considerable support (and the lack of anything truly earth-shattering contained in the bill), the Governor is expected to sign the bill.

Teacher Evaluation Conference Committee Passes, Heads for Veto.  The Senate passed the conference committee report on HF 1870 on a vote of 35-28.  The Governor stated his intent to veto the bill a week or so ago, so it's a "dead bill walking."  I failed to report the vote in the House when the bill passed last evening and it came in largely party-line vote, with one DFLer voting for it and one Republican voting against it.

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