Everything listed under: 2015 priorities

  • Student debt relief is worth exploring

    Article by: Editorial Board, Star Tribune House DFLers are touting an intriguing idea that would cut debt. Student loan debt is penetrating political consciousness more deeply this campaign season than any in memory — and to that, we’d add that it’s about time. Americans’ outstanding student loan debt hit $1.2 trillion in May, according to the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau.   Read More...

  • Higher Education: Keeping Dreams Alive

    Last week, I toured an elementary school in St. Cloud. It was great to see kids concentrating on learning, and the classrooms were filled with energy and excitement.   Read More...

  • All-Day Kindergarden for Our Kids!

    As students across Minnesota head back to school this week, we have a lot to celebrate. The $2 billion borrowed from our schools has been repaid in full. Earlier this month, we learned that Minnesota students placed ahead of every other state on ACT scores.   Read More...

  • Speaker Thissen Receives Legislator of Distinction Award from the Coalition of Greater Minnesota Cities

    On Thursday, August 21, Speaker Thissen was honored to be named a Legislator of Distinction by the Coalition of Greater Minnesota Cities. The award is given to legislators who have worked to support the specific needs of Greater Minnesota, particularly those advocated for by the CGMC.  Speaker Thissen has been a strong advocate for Greater Minnesota since being elected Speaker in 2013. During the 2014 session, he helped to promote a strong rural economic agenda and was crucial to expanding ...  Read More...