The Lakeville school board has voted unanimously to approve a budget plan that would eliminate a number of teachers’ positions and raise fees for after-school activities.
A $900 million package of state budget cuts could be headed to Democratic Gov. Mark Dayton by week’s end.
Three weeks after taking office, Minnesota Republicans passed a major budget cutting bill; a $1 billion measure touching almost every Minnesotan in some specific way.
The Minnesota House ignored Gov. Mark Dayton’s objections and approved $1 billion in state budget cuts Thursday that would affect aid payments for local governments, colleges and community health programs.
Popular programs including college financial aid and flood and tornado relief wouldn’t be at risk of budget cuts before July under a Senate version of a $1 billion deficit-reduction bill that advanced Wednesday.
House Republicans plan to start proposing budget cuts soon, before Democratic Gov. Mark Dayton unveils his budget proposal next month.
University of Minnesota Regents are considering several budget cuts.