MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) – Gov. Mark Dayton has released details on his $100 million plan to boost the state’s economy and curb the disparities that exist in housing, education and jobs for minorities in Minnesota.
The governor’s proposal for part of this year’s budget asks lawmakers to grant several one-time injections of money into programs designed to help minority communities get an economic foothold.READ MORE: Kaprizov Scores Twice, Wild Roll To 5-2 Win Against Devils
These programs include job training for at-risk youth, adult education, an initiative for the state to employ more Minnesotans of color, and more money for the state agency that investigates discrimination complaints.READ MORE: Shawn Clement, 36, Charged In Connection With 100+ Catalytic Converter Thefts
Dayton said he’d leave about a third of the money aside for lawmakers to allocate during this year’s Legislative session.
Other parts of the governor’s plan set aside funds to invest in minority businesses, help families find stable housing, and change the way schools approach discipline, which can sometimes leave minorities students out of the classroom and opportunities to learn.MORE NEWS: How Did Minnesota Get So Many Lakes?
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