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Gov. Mark Dayton touts new education spending goals, $609M increase over two years


February 9, 2017

Calling it a necessary step to maintain a strong school system and lessen disparities across the state, Gov. Mark Dayton made his case on Wednesday for spending an additional $609 million on Minnesota's public schools over the next two years.

The proposed new spending in Dayton's budget plan would divert a significant chunk of money from the state's projected $1.4 billion surplus. Speaking to reporters, the DFL governor said he wants to expand prekindergarten and special education programs and increase the amount of money spent on each public-school student in the state.


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