State lawmakers will soon draw the final line in Minnesota’s education funding debate.
The University of Minnesota is asking the state for $65.2 million. President Eric Kaler told WCCO’s Roshini Rajkumar that their top priority is to continue the tuition freeze.
Republicans in the Minnesota Senate want to spend more money on education than the state’s Democratic governor does. Sen. Sean Nienow says the Republican proposal would total around $450 million in extra school funding over the next two years.
This fall voters in 130 communities statewide will be asked to go to the polls to vote on more money for schools.
The State Speaker of the House Kurt Zellers joined Dave Lee on the WCCO Morning News Wednesday.
It’s only the first day of school, and Minnesota classrooms are already struggling for money.