As you know, the 2016 legislative session ended without a bonding bill or transportation bill being agreed to. The legislature did pass a tax bill and a supplemental budget bill. As of today, the Governor has yet to sign either bill. It appears that the leaders of the House and Senate want the Governor to call a special session so that they can complete the work of passing a bonding and transportation bill. The Governor has indicated that he will make his decision next week. He also indicated that he would have expectations for bonding projects that would need to be included in the bonding bill.
If there were a special session what would that mean for E-12 education world. If the Governor signs the supplemental budget bill, there would not be ay changes to what was passed by the House and Senate. If the Governor vetoed the supplemental budget bill then everything is back on the table. We’ll have to wait until next week to find out what the Governor wants to do. We will continue to keep you updated as the process moves forward.
As always, THANKS for what you do on a daily basis for the children of Minnesota. Please contact me if I can be of service at (651) 319-1211.