Submitted On: Thursday, February 9, 2017
Analyst: Hyland, Ezra
2017 Legislative Agenda
TwinCities.com Pioneer Press
PUBLISHED: January 5, 2017
Among issues on the table this legislative session are which teachers get laid off when budgets get cut, how to license educators, how to keep schools accountable for the progress of their students, and school choice.
Legislators and the governor also need to agree on a budget in which education spending is one of the largest pieces. In the current two-year budget, $17 billion will be spent on education, about 41 percent of the total.