MSBA's Government Relations team released a webinar last Friday. The 18-minute update will bring you up-to-speed on state and federal legislative issues.
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Please ask Congress to provide additional funding, as well as flexibility, in meeting some of the requirements under IDEA.
If your district is struggling to meet IDEA mandates, we urge you to take a moment to email congressional leadership and the Minnesota congressional delegation asking them to ensure the next COVID-19 relief package contains additional revenue and sensible, flexibility for IDEA. For your convenience, we have a template letter for you to use.
Monday, April 13 2:45 PM Ways and Means Room: Remote hearing Chair: Rep. Lyndon Carlson Agenda: Presentation by MMB Commissioner Myron Frans and State Economist Dr. Laura Kalambokidis * Quarterly economic outlook * Update on COVID-19 related federal funding
Monday, April 13 3:30 PM Senate COVID-19 Response Working Group Chair: Sen. Paul E. Gazelka Live stream via Senate website Facebook Live YouTube Agenda: HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Minnesota Department of Health Emergency Powers Medical Assistance Eligibility Telemedicine SUDS Waiver Technical Forecast Corrections JUDICIARY -court deadline suspension (tolling) -valid wills despite errors -medical examiner/coroner access to information -marriage license without physical appearance -child support cost of living delay/appeal TRANSPORTATION -federal funds oversight -deputy registrar title processing -weight restrictions LOCAL GOVERNMENT -electronic signature for county documents -open meeting law variances for military personnel and emergencies