Advocates: $35M a good first step in closing Minnesota race gap
Lawmakers and nonprofit groups are applauding the $35 million approved by the Legislature to fund programs to help people of color. But some caution it will take much more to close Minnesota's racial disparities.
If signed into law by Gov. Mark Dayton, the money will be divided among more than a dozen nonprofits and state and county agencies providing job training programs, education, small business assistance and other services to low income and people of color.