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Lawmakers pump $485 million more into schools

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ST. PAUL -- Minnesota Democrats say new money they are putting into education will boost the economy by giving the state a better-educated workforce.

"This is a very bold and ambitious plan..." House Education Finance Chairman Paul Marquart, DFL-Dilworth, said. "It will make a difference in the lives of every single student in this state."

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Don Davis
Don Davis has been the Forum Communications Minnesota Capitol Bureau chief since 2001, covering state government and politics for two dozen newspapers in the state. Don also blogs at Capital Chatter on Areavoices.
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