And We’re Off! The 2023 Legislature was sworn in today and if the initial comments from leadership were any indication, things will be moving quickly. Hearings will begin tomorrow and I will be reporting on what transpires on a daily basis. A lot of major initiatives will not be undertaken until the Governor releases his budget later this month and the boundaries of Minnesota’s fiscal capabilities will be determined by the February budget forecast. In the meantime, I expect both houses of the Legislature to begin laying out their respective frameworks of priorities.
Here are the links to the education-related committees in the House and Senate. Please note that the Senate has split their education-related committees into Finance and Policy. You will recall that over the last four years (and at several junctures in earlier sessions), the Senate has had only one committee under which both finance and policy issues were housed.
So until tomorrow, have fun digging out and enjoying an e-learning day for many of you.