In 2014, Gov. Mark Dayton signed into law a requirement that Minnesota schools participating in the National School Lunch Program not demean or stigmatize students who, for whatever reason, can’t afford to pay for their school lunches. Yet, reports of “lunch shaming” continue to pop up.
This week on Starting Line, Rep. Tony Jurgens (R-Cottage Grove) is proposing legislation that would double down on the fight against lunch shaming.
Find out more about HF2724 and why Jurgens hopes his bill would “put some teeth” into existing statute.
'A very successful session?' Or, 'a debacle?' The reviews are mixed in the immediate aftermath of the 2018 session.
Introduced in March 2017 by Rep. Mary Kunesh-Podein (DFL-New Brighton) and Sen. Carolyn Laine (DFL-Columbia Heights), HF2470/SF2259, aims to stop the cycle of opioid misuse and addiction through education.
The conference committee tasked with hammering out the differences that divide the House and Senate on a laundry list of major issues met for the first time Tuesday afternoon.
Republican legislative majority offers mixed reactions to proposed tax system overhauls and DMV fixes.
The latest numbers are a $517 million swing from the November forecast
The state’s latest economic forecast projects a budget deficit of $188 million for the current two-year biennium, and a $586 million deficit for the 2020-21 biennium
The budget process explained — and why it matters