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Title: 2012 Legislative Kick-Off


1
2012 Legislative Kick-Off
  • Realities, Rumors and Reactions
  • January 21, 2012

2
Overarching 2012 issues
  • A surplus that isnt a surplus
  • Redistricting expected decision February 21
  • Reform 2.0
  • Citizens United/Super PACS
  • ALEC American Legislative Exchange Council

3
Constitutional Amendments (Electoral Red Meat)
  • Potential tax amendments
  • Voter ID
  • Gay Marriage amendment (on ballot)

4
Tax amendments
  • Supermajority Amendment
  • HF1598 passed Taxes now in Ways and Means (31
    authors)
  • SF1384 referred to taxes (1 author)
  • 98 Amendment
  • HF1661 referred to Ways and Means (8 authors)
  • SF1378 referred to Taxes (5 authors including tax
    chair)
  • Limit Spending to Biennium Revenue Amendment
  • HF1612 1612 (12 authors)
  • SF1364 (1 author-Tax chair)

5
Legislature needs to deal with
  • GRAD
  • Graduate Required Assessments for Diploma

6
Potential Issues
  • Funding
  • Levy elections in even years
  • Levy following student
  • Education Funding Working Group report, special
    ed funding
  • Autonomy for school boards (levy renewal
    elections, timing of elections)

7
Also look for
  • Mayoral takeover of schools
  • Teacher eval, pay for performance, teacher
    layoffs based on performance
  • ESEA (NCLB) waiver
  • Prone restraint and special education mandate
    reduction
  • Vouchers or voucher lite
  • Integration aid and policy
  • Bullying
  • School calendar
  • On-Line learning
  •  

8
Also Watching
  • ESEA (NCLB) waiver decision (soon)
  • Integration Aid Task force (spring 2012)
  • Bullying Task Force (summer 2012)
  • Common Core Standards
  • Early childhood RTTT grant

9
Remember
  • IT IS ALL ABOUT THE NOVEMBER ELECTIONS

10
Important dates
  • January 24 opening
  • February 2-7 recess
  • April 9-13 recess
  • April 30 sine die

11
What can you count on from Parents United
  • Up-to-the minute Website
  • Weekly Updates
  • Brown Bag Phone UpdatesMondays at noon
  • Wonkshops-
  • Supermajority January 23 Noon
  • February 6 caucuses
  • Boot Camp Forest Lake February 11
  • Friendraisers and fundrasiers

12
  • April 16 Parent Summit
  • Minnesota by the Numbers
  • Tom Stinson, State Economist
  • Tom Gillaspy, State Demographer

13
Lets consider
  • Realities of the state budget
  • Whats been happening in 2008, 2009, 2010?
  • Implications of the 2010 election
  • Crystal ball for the 2011 session

14
How is the state budget used?
15
How is the states general fund spent
16
Changes in state budget expenditures
17
Joint Religious Legislative Coalition (JRLC) on
the current state deficit
  • Just how big is the MN Budget Deficit?
  • If we...
  • Cut all kids from health care (139 million) and
  • Eliminate all cash welfare (145 million) and
  • Shut down 20 of nursing homes (191 million) and
  • Cut salaries 10 for all branches of government
    (225 million) and
  • Eliminate all Local Government Aid (1 billion)
    and
  • Close all the state parks (52 million) and
  • Eliminate House and Senate per diem (4.2
    million) and
  • Shut down 10 State College campuses (146
    million) and
  • Cut all state government operations by 50 (1.75
    billion)
  • AND ADD IT ALL UP It only reaches 3.6 billion
    of the 5.4 billion projected deficit!
  • Based on House Research Estimates of 2009
    spending levels.

18
Long term deficits Short term fixes
  • 2008 Legislative Session
  • 935 million budget deficit
  • 60 1X solution
  • 2009 Legislative Session
  • 6.4 billion budget deficit
  • 80 one time solution
  • 2010 Legislative Session
  • 4.3 billion budget deficit
  • 50 school payment shift

19
Choices have consequences Mn Budget Project
Minnesota passed significant tax cuts and rebates
in the late 1990s, led to a decline in
state/local governments share of personal income
20
Minnesota Supreme Court, Skeen v. State of
Minnesota, August 20, 1993
  • education is a fundamental right in Minnesota.
    However, the current system of state educational
    finance satisfies that fundamental right,
    particularly where all plaintiff districts are
    provided with an adequate level of education
    which meets or exceeds the states basic
    educational requirements and where the districts
    are given sufficient funding to meet their basic
    needs
  • our decision requires the state to provide
    enough funds to ensure that each student receives
    an adequate education and that funds are
    distributed in a uniform manner
  • the State of Minnesota provides an adequate and
    uniform education which meets all state
    standards. It merely allows localities to
    augment this basic amount
  • the determination of education finance policy,
    in the absence of glaring disparities, must be a
    legislative decision because it involves
    balancing the competing interests of equality,
    efficiency, and limited local control

21
Change in General Revenue per ADM FY2003-2010
Minus Referendum and Adjusted for CPI
Source MDE
22
The Basic Formula Has Not Kept Up With Inflation
23
Source MDE
24
Leadership
  • Governor Mark Dayton
  • Dr. Brenda Cassellius
  • Chair Rep. Garofalo/Minority Lead Greiling
  • Chair Rep. Erickson/Minority Lead Mariani
  • Chair Sen. Olson/Minority Lead Bonoff

25
2011 Education Policy
  • Closing the achievement gap
  • Alternative pathways to teacher licensure
  • Tenure, value-add, teacher effectiveness and
    evaluation
  • Pay for performance
  • Local control

26
2011 Education Funding issues
  • Stable, equitable funding formula
  • Paying back the shift
  • Levy caps
  • Discretionary levy authority for renewals
  • Use of categorical aids esp. integration aid
  • 2 set aside
  • Jan. 15 deadline

27
Other Education Organizations
  • MSBA
  • MASA
  • SEE
  • AMSD

28
  • And then there is Redistricting

29
What Parents United is doing
  • Monitoring all education committees
  • Tracking and analyzing proposed legislation and
    providing this information in weekly updates
  • Collaborating with other education advocacy
    groups
  • Individual meetings with legislators on education
    committees
  • Keeping the website current with articles, events
    and Capitol hearing schedules
  • Working with parent groups/hosting events/sitting
    on statewide committees
  • Presentations/ Boot Camps
  • Building relationships with the Governors
    office, MDE, majority and minority leadership and
    foundations
  • Keeping the parent perspective in front of
    policymakers and keeping that perspective relevant

30
But..We Cant Do it Alone
  • 1.  Follow Mary's tweets
  • 2.  Sign on to receive Parents United weekly
    Legislative Updates weekly during the session
  • 3. Read and respond to the updates and action
    alerts send them ongrow the group
  • 4.  Become a friend of Parents United on
    Facebook
  • 5. Plug the phone numbers for the Governor's
    office and your State Representative and Senator
    into your cell phone
  • 6.  Create an email group for your elected
    officials, bookmark the contact page for those
    without direct email
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