Rochester would get a reprieve under a House Republican’s bill to cut state payments to Minnesota’s largest cities. GOP lawmakers have long taken issue with big local government aid to Minneapolis, St. Paul, Duluth and Rochester.
Minnesota’s cities are pushing to keep their state aid checks coming even if state government shuts down on July 1.
A greater number of school districts might have to borrow more money this summer because of delays in state aid payments.
Gov. Mark Dayton and House Speaker Kurt Zellers say they’re ready to help after a tornado killed one person and injured at least 29 others on a path that ripped through north Minneapolis.