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Statement from Rep. Harry Niska re: lawsuit filed on behalf of parents and Christian postsecondary schools

Wednesday, May 24, 2023


ST. PAUL – State Rep. Harry Niska, R-Ramsey, issued the following statement in response to a lawsuit filed Wednesday on behalf of parents and Christian postsecondary schools objecting to a provision in an omnibus higher education package Gov. Tim Walz signed into law that day:

“This lawsuit is one of numerous legal challenges we can expect as a result of the extreme laws passed by Minnesota Democrats this year despite constitutional concerns,” Niska said. “During a House floor debate, Democrats admitted they were targeting certain colleges based on their religious beliefs. We explained why this law is clearly unconstitutional, based on recent Supreme Court cases, but Democrats disregarded the facts and proceeded to enact this legislation.”