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Wednesday, May 07, 2008

Conference Committee Drop Kicks Sex Ed Provision

From OutFront Minnesota:

Legislative Update
A legislative conference committee has dropped the sex education legislation from the Education Policy Omnibus bill. Governor Pawlenty indicated he would veto the bill because of the sex education provision. This is a disappointing move. However, according to the Coalition for Responsible Sex Ed there are contingency plans in the works to keep moving forward on this legislation. The bill would enable school students to receive age-appropriate comprehensive sex education so they can make good choices for themselves now and in the future.

Stay tuned to OutFront Minnesota E-news for updates on sex education.

Senator Sandy Pappas opposes deletion of Sex Education
1. Click here
2. Go to Monday May 5th, 2008 - Conference Committee on S.F. 3001, Part 3 - and cue up to 5 minutes, 30 seconds

There are less than two weeks left in the 2008 legislative session. It's going to be action packed up to the end! The legislature must adjourn by Monday, May 19th.

Sandy Pappas: "We were told by the governor's staff that the Minnesota Family Council would have to sign off, on the language... We are deeply disappointed Mr Chairs that this isn't going to be included in the bill."

Pappas makes a good point: The Minnesota Family Council wasn't elected to anything. Why is the Governor kowtowing them them at the expense of rational policy.

The DFLers will hold firm on a primary seat belt law, and booster seats for all kids under 8 or under 80 pounds. They throw gays over the bus quickly. I can bet there will be no house vote on the municipal domestic partners bill.

Meanwhile you have DFL and Republican leadership using their political capital to jam the Mall Boondoggle down our throats.