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The House GOP members are getting to be a piece of work. Now they have delayed the teacher tenure bill over a fiscal note dispute.
The estimate arrived a few hours before a scheduled House floor session. But House Ways and Means Chairman Jim Knoblach, R-St. Cloud, said he's still not convinced that there is a fiscal impact.....Rep. Jenifer Loon of Eden Prairie, the bill's chief sponsor, said she thinks the fiscal note is "bogus," and blamed DFL Gov. Mark Dayton.
The Minnesota House GOP has become education oriented apparently. They have stated their TOP education priority via a bill by Rep. Jennifer Loon:
The top education proposal from House Republicans would require public school districts to negotiate local policies for layoffs and other staffing decisions that emphasize a teacher's performance over seniority. It would end the practice known as "last in, first out."
This has been talked about for some time and I still do not understand how this is going to "guarantee" a quality teacher for every kid. At least . . .
Asked to expand on why he thinks banning guns in the mall's common areas isn't smart, Cornish says, "A terrorist pays no attention to signs. A terrorist is going to come in and cause mass casualties and couldn't care less if you have a petty misdemeanor violation of a sign," he continues. "It creates a kill zone of unarmed sheep . . .