House Unveils Budget Priorities

House Unveils Budget Priorities

On March 14th, House released its supplemental budget targets: including $172 million in job creation for bonding and economic development, $92 million for education (including higher education), $75 million for health and human services, and $50 million for transportation.

House Budget Resolution Calculation: http://www.house.leg.state.mn.us/comm/docs/Budgetresolutionspreadsheet3172014.pdf

The House plans to invest $75 million in K-12 education:

  • Provide a funding increase for K-12 schools to help address the costs of teacher evaluations and to improve education outcomes.
  • Provide more children with access to early learning opportunities.
  • Fund reduced price for school lunches (passed off House floor).
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