Live video from Minnesota Capitol to cover education, abortionThe items to be discussed today include paying back schools; teacher layoffs; and anti-abortion bills.
By: News Tribune staff, Duluth News Tribune
Scheduled to be discussed today at the Minnesota Capitol in St. Paul are:
10 a.m.: Parents and DFL lawmakers introduce the "Pay Back Our Kids" act, a plan to pay back $2.2 billion in IOUs that schools were left with after the 2011 state budget was approved.
11 a.m.: The Senate debates a bill that makes it easier to lay off teachers with seniority.
1 p.m.: A pair of anti-abortion bills are heard in the Senate Health and Human Services Committee. One bill would make it illegal to administer what currently are prescription abortion drugs without a doctor present. If a doctor isn't present, the bill would allow fathers or maternal grandparents to sue the doctor. The other bill requires clinics that perform nonsurgical abortions to have a state license.
Video is courtesy of TheUpTake.org: