Legislative Action Coalition (LAC)

The Legislative Action Coalition (LAC) is a group of parents and community members
who advocate on behalf of Robbinsdale Area Schools
for students, families and community members on education.

            The Budget Battle at the MN Capitol

In odd numbered years, the governor and state legislature set the state's budget for the next two years. "It's a lengthy process, but it's one that requires a significant number of hands to craft the final document. In Minnesota's divided government--a DLFer occupies the Governor's Mansion and Republicans control both chambers of the Legislature--
it demands both teamwork and a clash of ideals." writes Ricky Campbell in the Session Daily.

Budgets reflect values and priorities. 
So it's no surprise that the budgets from the Senate, House and Governor are miles apart on how the state should spend money and how much money should be returned to taxpayers given the $1.65 billion budget surplus.

Now starts the tough three-way negotiation between the House, Senate and Governor. A conference committee appointed of three to five members from both the House and Senate is created to reconcile the differences between the House and Senate bills.  After the conference committee report is passed by both the House and Senate, it is delivered to Governor Dayton to approve or veto. 

2017 Legislative Platform for Robbinsdale Area Schools

Keep In the Loop

You can stay up-to-date on what's happening at the Capitol, both exciting and concerning, with these links:

For more information on how you can get involved with the Legislative Action Coalition (LAC), please contact Linda Johnson at 763-504-4087 or linda_johnson@rdale.org.

Links to 2017 Legislators 

The Election Is Over...
        the Results Are In 

When the 90th State Legislature convenes on Tuesday, January 3, 2017, 
there will be 23 new legislative members. Republicans enlarged their 
control of the Minnesota House of Representatives and gained control of 
the Minnesota Senate for the first time since 2011-12. 

The Legislative Action Coalition (LAC) is looking forward to working with each of our newly elected School Board Members and State Legislators. 
We are grateful to all the candidates who ran for elected offices for their commitment and willingness to serve our community.

School Board Members Re-Elected
Congratulations to Helen Bassett, Sherry Tyrrell and John Vento for their
re-election to the Robbinsdale Area School Board!

Sherry Tyrrell  
Helen Bassett     
John Vento      
Andrea Bejarano-Robinson 
Aaron Carlson 
19,906 Votes