State Senate, House almost $50M apart on education proposals

Published 10:16 am Friday, April 15, 2016

ST. PAUL — Lawmakers in the state Senate and House are putting the finishing touches on their school spending packages, queuing up a lengthy debate over the cost and just where that money should come from. Education is one of the few issues so far where lawmakers have shown signs of agreement, but there’s still a gulf of about $50 million between their proposals.

Senate Democrats are pushing for more than $100 million in new spending and want that to come from the state’s $900 million surplus.

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