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School funding will trigger numerous battles

Thanks to the recent November economic forecast, which revealed that a $1.3 billion budget surplus is headed to Minnesota’s schools to pay down the state’s $2 billion-plus K-12 aid shift, lawmakers could simply tout the good news and pass a budget for the next two years that leaves the state’s school funding structure in the same shape it’s been in for more than a decade.

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DFL majorities pick their leaders

Close on the heels of Tuesday’s election, members of the new DFL House and Senate majorities gathered behind closed doors on Thursday to elect their leaders. As expected, the minority leaders who helped steer Democrats back into control — Rep. Paul Thissen, DFL-Minneapolis, and Sen. Tom Bakk, DFL-Cook — were elevated to House speaker and Senate majority leader.

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