Gov. Mark Dayton is suggesting he will veto a bill that would let schools lay off teachers by factors other than seniority alone. The legislation would let districts consider teacher evaluations when making layoffs. It's likely to reach Dayton's desk soon.
A new state law requires new teachers to pass a skills test, before they get their teaching license. St. Cloud Education Association President Mary Broderick says this will affect just a handful of young teachers.
Minnesota lawmakers of both parties say they share Democratic Gov. Mark Dayton's call for a constructive tone for the rest of the legislative session even if they part ways on what can or should be done.
St. Cloud Mayor Dave Kleis will joined Governor Mark Dayton at a news conference this (Thursday) morning. Kleis says he's been asked to chair a statewide committee to discuss tax reform and local government aid to cities.