Minnesota Governor Mark Dayton Collapses during his State Of The State Speech. He was attended to by EMTs as the joint meeting of the House and Senate was adjourned. He apparently fainted. Dayton will turn 70 this Thursday.
Calling it a “back-door voucher” that would lead to “gutting” of public schools a coalition of faith, education, labor and community groups are organizing to block a Minnesota Republican backed bill that would give tax breaks to people who donate to private school scholarship funds. The proposal would also give people tax credits for private school tuition.
Members of Education Minnesota, ISAIAH, Neighborhoods Organizing for Change and Service Employees International Union Local 284 held a news conference on Tuesday prior to a Senate hearing on SF 256.
The groups tied the bill to Betsy DeVos, President Donald Trump’s controversial pick for U.S. Secretary of Education. They say bill is copied word-for-word from groups funded by DeVos.
Rev. Paul Slack “We believe it is bad for Minnesota, it is bad for our communities and it is bad for our children.”
Groups say tax bill will divert funding from public schools (more…)
Governor Mark Dayton delivered his 2017 State of the State address to Minnesota House and Senate members.
Sean Spicer faces questions from the media in the wake of his Saturday statement that the media was misrepresenting the size of the Trump inauguration crowd.