Source: Session Daily
By Lee Ann Schutz
The House repassed the conferred omnibus education finance bill Tuesday in a 72-59 vote.
Sponsored by Rep. Jenifer Loon (R-Eden Prairie), the bill now moves to the Senate with Sen. Carla Nelson (R-Rochester) as the sponsor.
The nearly $18.58 billion proposal would increase General Education Basic Formula funding by 1.5 percent over the 2018-19 biennium. That would result in an additional $247.7 million, the number put forth in the Senate proposal.
Opponents have argued a 2 percent increase is necessary to keep up with inflation and rising costs.