Entries by Jennifer Harveland

Special Session Wraps

The following information was shared with the library community via the MLA and ITEM Legislative Update Newsletter Wednesday, May 29, 2019 by Sam Walseth, Capitol Hill Associates, in his role as the MLA-ITEM lobbyist. Governor Walz called the legislature in for a special session last Friday. The leadership budget deal that was reached on Sunday, […]

2019 Session closes, special session looms

The following information was shared with the library community via the MLA and ITEM Legislative Update Newsletter Tuesday, May 21, 2019 by Sam Walseth, Capitol Hill Associates, in his role as the MLA-ITEM lobbyist. The 2019 session adjourned at midnight on Monday the 20th, per the constitution, but with only one of about 10 budget […]

Legislative Update – One Week from Session End

The following information was shared with the library community via the MLA and ITEM Legislative Update Newsletter Monday, May 13, 2019 by Sam Walseth, Capitol Hill Associates, in his role as the MLA-ITEM lobbyist. Finals Week – Conference Committee Process Underway   Last week was a slow week of initial conference committee meetings. The various […]

Legislative Update: Conference Committees

The following information was shared with the library community via the MLA and ITEM Legislative Update Newsletter Friday, May 6, 2019 by Sam Walseth, Capitol Hill Associates, in his role as the MLA-ITEM lobbyist. Two Weeks Remain – Conference Committee Process Starts   Last week was another long week of floor debates as the House […]

Legislative Update

The following information was shared with the library community via the MLA and ITEM Legislative Update Newsletter Saturday, April 27, 2019 by Sam Walseth, Capitol Hill Associates, in his role as the MLA-ITEM lobbyist. Three Weeks Remain   After returning from their spring break, the House and Senate began the arduous process of moving their […]

Legislative Update

The following information was shared with the library community via the MLA and ITEM Legislative Update Newsletter Friday, March 12, 2019 by Sam Walseth, Capitol Hill Associates, in his role as the MLA-ITEM lobbyist. Third Committee Deadline and a Break:   After a jam-packed week of moving several major omnibus spending bills through the committee […]

Legislative Update

The following information was shared with the library community via the MLA and ITEM Legislative Update Newsletter Wednesday, March 13, 2019 by Sam Walseth, Capitol Hill Associates, in his role as the MLA-ITEM lobbyist.   School Media Specialist bill advances in the House   Last Friday the House Education Policy committee reviewed HF 247, a […]

Library Initiatives Move Forward at Capitol

MLA Legislative Chair Ann Hokanson sent a brief update. Our bills have been introduced in both chambers; they are HF1282 and SF1704. You can get more information on bill status, including authors, at https://www.leg.state.mn.us/. You can use the My Bills feature to track the bills easily. HF1282/SF1704 Increase Basic Funding for Regional Library Systems        […]

RLBSS Bill Introduced in Legislature

The following information was shared with the library community via the MLA and ITEM Legislative Update Newsletter Saturday, February 16, 2019 by Sam Walseth, Capitol Hill Associates, in his role as the MLA-ITEM lobbyist. Additional information was added by SELCO Advocacy Consultant Jennifer Harveland on Monday evening, February 18. Regional Library Basic System Support   […]

2019 Session Underway

The following information was shared with the library community via the MLA and ITEM Legislative Update Newsletter Monday, February 4, 2019 by Sam Walseth, Capitol Hill Associates, in his role as the MLA-ITEM lobbyist. The first month of the 2019 session is behind us. As expected, it’s been a slow (and cold) start to the […]