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

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

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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.

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