The MSBA Weekly Advocate

Stay current on news from the state Capitol by subscribing to The MSBA Weekly Advocate email. Each Monday during the legislative session, the MSBA Government Relations staff sends The MSBA Weekly Advocate to get members caught up with the latest legislative news and to provide a look forward to what is happening at the Capitol.

August 10, 2020 Federal Legislative Alert

July 21, 2020 End of Second Special Session: Legislature OKs police reform bill, House adopts racism resolution, Senate wants local control on school reopenings

July 13, 2020 Second Special Session

June 29, 2020 2020 MSBA Legislative Summary Update

June 22, 2020 Special Session Concludes

June 15, 2020 Special Session Begins

June 1, 2020 MSBA Releases 2020 Legislative Summary

May 18, 2020 Legislature Adjourns: What Bills Were Passed and What Didn't Get Done

May 13, 2020 Federal Funding Update

May 11, 2020 Legislative Session Coming to a Close

May 4, 2020 Ten Legislative Days Remain in Regular Session

April 27, 2020 Committee Meetings Increase, Time in Session Decreases

April 20, 2020 Back to Business With Virtual Committee Meetings and Floor Sessions

April 13, 2020 Legislature Back in Session | IDEA Action Alert

April 6, 2020 COVID-19 Response Workgroups and House Education Committee Hearings

March 30, 2020 Distance Learning Begins

March 26, 2020 Special Edition: Distance Learning Until May 4

March 23, 2020 Waivers, Distance Learning and Waiting

March 16, 2020 COVID-19 Impacts Legislative Schedule

March 9, 2020 Bills Introduced, Hearings Lengthened, Action Requested for Supplemental Budget Request

March 5, 2020 Action Alert: Supplemental Budget

March 2, 2020 Bill Introductions, Commissioner's Bill, Symposium and Constitutional Amendment Discussion

February 24, 2020 Big Bills in Early Childhood, Taxes and Education

February 17, 2020 New Bills and More Mandates

February 11, 2020 Legislative Session Begins with $1.3 Billion Surplus and Proposed Constitutional Amendment for Education


December 16, 2019 2020 MSBA Legislative Agenda released

September 23, 2019 2019 Advocacy Tour results

September 3, 2019 MSBA members are encouraged to propose resolutions for the Delegate Assembly

August 12, 2019 MSBA announces its 2019 Legislator of Distinction award recipients

May 21, 2019 End of Session Update

May 6, 2019 Education Conference Committee Begins

April 24, 2019 Minnesota House Passes Education Omnibus Bill

April 11, 2019 Special Edition: Senate E-12 Finance and Policy Omnibus Bill

April 8, 2019 3 Percent and 2 Percent — How Does Your District Do?

April 1, 2019 House Education Finance Omnibus Bill Introduced

March 25, 2019 Day at the Capitol and Advocacy Materials

March 18, 2019 Teacher Licensure Changes Included in House Education Policy Omnibus Bill

March 11, 2019 House Education Policy Omnibus Bill Introduced

March 4, 2019 State Budget Forecast Less Than Anticipated

February 26, 2019 MSBA Special Education Paperwork Reduction Bills Heard in the House

February 18, 2019 MSBA Legislative Platform Moves Forward

February 11, 2019 Special Education Education Paperwork Reduction Bills and Teachers of Color Press Conference

February 4, 2019 Special Education is Front and Center at House Education Committee Meeting

January 28, 2019 MSBA Brings Special Education Resolution to Attorney General

January 21, 2019 MSBA and New Ulm School District Participate in Bipartisan Press Conference

January 14, 2019 House and Senate Set Priorities

January 7, 2019 2019 Legislative Session Begins


December 10, 2018 2019 MSBA Legislative Agenda and 2018 MSBA Delegate Assembly Results

November 5, 2018 Results of Senate Education Policy Meeting on Special Education

October 12, 2018 Interim Update: Special Education — Action Needed

October 1, 2018 Interim Update: Input Needed for Senate Committee Meeting

September 24, 2018 Interim Update: ESSA and Special Education Meetings

September 17, 2018 Interim Update: ESSA Update Meeting

July 26, 2018 Summer Update: Special Education

July 13, 2018 Summer Edition: School Trust Lands Update

May 21, 2018 End of Legislative Session

May 16, 2018 Legislative Update: Omnibus Supplemental Budget Bill

May 14, 2018 Legislative Update: Session Ends in One Week

May 8, 2018 Legislative Alert — A Day of Education Advocacy

May 7, 2018 Legislative Update

May 3, 2018 Special Edition: Gov. Dayton's Emergency Funding Proposal

April 30, 2018 Omnibus Bill Updates and Alerts

April 23, 2018 Legislative Update

April 16, 2018 Legislative Update and Alert

April 11, 2018 Special Edition: Legislative Update

April 2, 2018 Newsletter

March 26, 2018 Newsletter

March 20, 2018 Special Edition: Day at the Capitol Update

March 19, 2018 Newsletter

March 12, 2018 Newsletter

March 5, 2018 Newsletter

February 26, 2018 Newsletter

February 21, 2018 Newsletter

February 14, 2018 — Special Edition: 2018 Legislative Session Preview

January 22, 2018 — Special Edition: Special Education Resolution Update

January 2, 2018 — Special Edition: Release of 2018 MSBA Legislative Agenda | Video Update ("2018 Legislative Platform")


December 15, 2017 — Special Edition: Federal Tax Cuts and Jobs Act Bill Update

December 5, 2017 — Special Edition: Special Education Resolution

November 28, 2017 — Special Edition: School Trust Lands Resolution

September 26, 2017 — Special Edition: Advocacy Tour and Resolutions

August 15, 2017 — Newsletter

June 27, 2017 — Newsletter

May 25, 2017 — Newsletter

May 22, 2017 — Newsletter

May 17, 2017 — Newsletter

May 15, 2017 — Newsletter | Video Update ("Everything is Back on the Table")

May 8, 2017 — Newsletter

May 3, 2017 — Newsletter

May 1, 2017 — Newsletter

April 24, 2017 — Newsletter | Video Update ("Increase the Education Funding Target")

April 10, 2017 — Newsletter | Video Update ("Keep the Momentum Going: Advocate for Schools During Break")

April 3, 2017 — Newsletter 

March 27, 2017 — Newsletter 

March 20, 2017 — Newsletter 

March 13, 2017 — Newsletter | Video Update ("Day at the Capitol 2017")

March 6, 2017 — Newsletter | Video Update ("Teacher Shortage Act 2.0")

February 27, 2017 — Newsletter | Video Update ("The Special Education Cross-Subsidy")

February 20, 2017 — Newsletter | Video Update ("2 Percent For Kids")

February 13, 2017 Newsletter | Video Update ("Can TRA Be Fixed?")

February 6, 2017 Newsletter

January 30, 2017 Newsletter

January 23, 2017 Newsletter | Video Update ("The Story Behind the Numbers")

January 16, 2017 Newsletter

January 9, 2017 Newsletter