MN Legislative Update

The following legislative update was written by Elaine Keefe, library lobbyist for the Minnesota Library Association (MLA) and Information Technology Educators of MN (ITEM).

Capital SunsetReceived Tuesday, November 18, 2014 at 1:48 pm

Today Speaker-designate Kurt Daudt announced the new House committee structure and chairs. Of greatest interest to MLA and ITEM are the following appointments:

Education Finance: Rep. Jenifer Loon (R – Eden Prairie)

Education Innovation Policy: Rep. Sondra Erickson (R – Princeton)

Higher Education Policy and Finance: Rep. Bud Nornes (R – Fergus Falls)

Legacy Finance: Rep. Dean Urdahl (R – Grove City)

Taxes: Rep. Greg Davids (R – Preston)

Property Tax and Local Government Finance Division: Rep. Steve Drazkowski (R- Mazeppa)

Capital Investment: Rep. Paul Torkelson (R – Hanska)

Here is a link to the complete list of committee chairs:

Committee member assignments are typically announced in mid-December.

Elaine Keefe
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