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Special Session Priorities

E-12 Education: See attachment


Environment and Agriculture Bill start with the vetoed bill. Retain the bills current language on buffers
and avian flu. Delete these items:
Granting amnesty to regulated parties that self-report violations of environmental regulations.
Eliminating the Citizens Board of the Pollution Control Agency.
Requiring 18-24 months of rulemaking before adopting basic policies and guidelines.
Preventing MPCA from adopting water quality standards by requiring lengthy, expensive and unnecessary
steps in the rulemaking process.
Requiring a three-week notice before discretionary environmental reviews can be ordered.
Delaying enforcement of updated nutrient pollution permits for wastewater treatment facilities in the Red
River watershed until 2025, unless approved by the U.S. EPA, North Dakota, and EPA Regions 5 & 8.
Earmarks within the Remediation Fund that prevent the MPCA from honoring its commitments to clean up
Superfund sites in several communities throughout the state.
Inadequate funding that limits the Environmental Quality Boards ability to streamline environmental
review process.
Providing funding to promote false pollinator labeling. (Repeal language from Ag Policy Bill that watered
down pollinator-friendly labeling.)
Energy and Jobs Bill start with the vetoed bill except:
Increase Broadband Funding
o Governor proposed $30M, conference committee included $10.6M with $2M in earmark
Provide for unfunded needs at Department of Commerce
o Review of health insurance rates and investigation of consumer complaints
o Minnesotas clean air lawsuit with North Dakota
Provide for unfunded needs at Bureau of Mediation Services
o $1.8% operating adjustment
o Public Employee Relations Board funding
Provide for unfunded needs at Workers Compensation Court of Appeals
o $1.8% operating adjustment
Provide for implementation of Minnesotas Olmstead Plan to Comply with Federal Court Settlement
o Extended Employment, Individual Placements and Supports, and Bridges Program
Delete net metering changes
Complete Legacy Bill
Restore Lessard Sams Outdoor Heritage Council funding for White Earth project protecting forest, wildlife
and habitat in the Wild River Watershed.
Complete Bonding Bill
Policy Priorities
Repeal private CPA option for counties. Retain only the Office of the Legislator Auditor Study regarding
State Auditor functions.
Pass Restore the Vote legislation.

63
100
17

CC Report Plus Unfunded Needs of $250M


Additional Formula 2% and 2%
1/2 day Prek phased in
Indian Education (new formula aid and equalization aid for BIE schools)

8.5
4
10
8
10

Current CC Report $400m

Teacher Workforce (Stepping Up for Kids paraprofessional grants, Teach MN loan


forgiveness, Certificates of Adanced Professional Study)
Northside Achievement Zone & St Paul Promise Neighborhood
Compensatory Pilot Grants (includes Anoka-Henn)
English Learner (extends student eligibility for assistance aid to 7 years)
Head Start (reduces waiting list)

287
30.7
30.7

32
9.5
3.1
4
3.5

Formula 1.5/2
School Readiness
Early Learning Scholarships

Facilities
Q Comp
Indian Education
Concurrent Enrollment
Reading Corps

10
13.5
4
2

250

Regional Centers (to directly support schools in improving student achievement)


Q Comp (allows all districts to participate)
Breakfast (1st graders beginning in FY17)
Help Me Grow (to help connect families with at-risk children to services)
Total

2.5
2
1.9
1.2
0.5
0.4
0.3
0.3
0.5
0.2
0.15
0.1
0.02
1.3
3.5
0.01
-0.17
-0.3
-1
-4.5
-9.3
400

Extended Time
Extended Time - Charter Schools
State Agencies
Faribault Technology Initiative
Full Service Communities
Accelerated Charter Payments
Principals Academy
Innovative Technology Cooperatives
IT Certificates
Parent Child Home Program
Race 2 Reduce
Northwest Online College in HS
TDE for Coops
Levy Equalization
Parent Aware
Early Ed Services
Math Delay cut
IT Certificate Carry Forward
Starbase Cut
Testing Cuts
ACT Cuts
Total