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Gov. Mark Dayton proposes nearly $138 million in emergency aid to Minnesota schools

As some Minnesota school districts prepare to lay off teachers because of massive budget shortfalls, Gov. Mark Dayton called on state lawmakers Tuesday to dedicate $137.9 million in emergency aid to all districts across the state.

The DFL governor said he was struck over the weekend by news reports detailing cuts planned by at least 59 Minnesota school districts facing significant shortfalls for the next school year. With many schools planning to lay off teachers and staff members, Dayton said the state should step in to help given its projected budget surplus.


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