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