For example, by having a good-paying day job, I missed seeing Senate Education Committee chairman Sen. Steve Kelley (DFL-Hopkins) chop this key paragraph from the American Heritage in Minnesota Public Schools Act (SF1137):
Districts may not censor or restrain appropriate instruction in American or Minnesota state history or heritage based on religious references in documents, writings, speeches, proclamations, or records described under paragraph (a).
It almost makes you want to go see sausage being made. The House Education Policy and Reform Committee's version of this bill (HF867), by the way, was referred out to the House Education Finance Committee with this paragraph intact.
Oh, well, I'll let my fingers do the walking and contact a Senator or two by phone today. It's the next best thing to being there. To find your Senator and research these and other bills: go to MinnesotaVotes.org. For example, Sen. Kelley's office number is 651-297-8065.