The Senate omnibus E-12 education budget released on Thursday calls for a total of $15.6 million in spending on K-12 education for the next two years, or a nearly $500 million increase in projected spending for the 2014-2015 biennium.
Senate Democrats have dropped nearly the first 20 bills of the session, showing a focus on tax policy, early education and setting up a health insurance marketplace for 2013.
House Speaker Paul Thissen and Senate Majority Leader Tom Bakk gave what Bakk called the “35,000 foot view” of their priorities this session in a news conference Wednesday afternoon, with few specific details on how they will balance a projected $1.1 billion budget deficit or find the funds to invest in their priorities.
To paraphrase Abraham Lincoln's immortal "House Divided" declaration, we think it's self-evident that our Minnesota economy will not stand if only our white children are mostly college educated, and the nonwhite population remains comparatively lacking in post-secondary credentials.
Senate Democrats want to fully fund all-day kindergarten and direct property tax relief at school districts across the state. The Senate omnibus E-12 education budget released on Thursday calls for a total of $15.6 million in spending on education for the next two years, or a more than $400 million increase in projected spending for ...
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