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Legislative notebook: Senate votes against teacher seniority

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ST. PAUL -- The Republican-controlled Legislature is about ready to send Democratic Gov. Mark Dayton a bill that reduces the importance of seniority when school districts consider laying off teachers.

Senators Monday favored the proposal 36-26, with just one Democrat voting "yes." The House earlier passed a similar measure.

The bill allows school districts to decide whether to lay off a teacher largely based on performance.

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Don Davis
Don Davis has been the Forum Communications Minnesota Capitol Bureau chief since 2001, covering state government and politics for two dozen newspapers in the state. Don also blogs at Capital Chatter on Areavoices.
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