Session Daily: Education finance bill moves to Senate after House repassage


Rep. Jenifer Loon (left) and Sen. Carla Nelson are the sponsors of the omnibus education finance bill. Photo by Paul Battaglia, Session Daily

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.

Read the remainder of this article at Session Daily.

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