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"Minnesota should make sure it only requires what the federal government does. No extra requirements should be added."
"This is the largest unfunded mandate."
2010 Review of
"Of the 45 Minnesota statutes we studied that specifically govern special education, 19 contain at least one provision that exceeds federal requirements. Plus, nearly 75 percent of the 57 Minnesota rules we analyzed contained provisions that exceed federal requirements."
Office of Legislative Auditor - Program Evaluation Division
"About ten years ago, we conducted legislative history research on the state laws in this area and discovered that the Minnesota legislature had actually intended to follow - not exceed - federal requirements."
MSBA general counsel,
Knutson, Flynn & Deans