Gov. Mark Dayton is putting lawmakers on notice: They’ll have to pony up more for early education programs to unlock money for their priorities. Republican legislators have big plans for tax relief heading into the 2016 legislative session. But Dayton said Tuesday he won’t sign a tax bill if the Legislature doesn’t put up an “equitable” amount for early education.
More details are spilling out from Gov. Mark Dayton about his upcoming budget proposal, and this time it’s about new money for education programs.
Minnesota schools would receive state funding for all-day kindergarten and an extra $200 per pupil on average in House Democrats’ plans for education spending.