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MN School Funding Delayed

July 20, 2011, 6:16 PM by Peggy Moyer

MN School Funding Delayed
LUVERNE, MN - Minnesota school districts will only get 60 percent of their funding for this upcoming school year.

And, they'll have to wait until next year, to collect the remaining 40 percent.

It's a move that gives the state about $2 billion to work with elsewhere.

"The shift isn't something we're excited about. We understand it's a one time use, but that calls more to the need for greater reform and greater efficiencies in our system," Minnesota State Representative Joe Schomacker said.

Schomacker says it isn't a perfect plan and admits Minnesota school districts are not going to be happy. Governor Mark Dayton and the republican controlled legislature agreed to a budget deal that delays paying school districts 40 percent of their funding this next year in order to solve the state's five billion dollar budget deficit now.

"It's something that not everyone was happy with. Very few were happy with it but we were able to come to a conclusion and find something we could both agree upon and get the state back to work," Schomacker said.
Minnesota state workers are receiving notification today that they can start heading back to work and that means barricades like these can start coming down soon.

Don Johnson of Hardwick is happy to hear the government shutdown is over but expressed frustration that it happened in the first place.

"They lost a lot of money here and the other state parks and made a lot of people very angry," Johnson said.

Minnesota state parks and rest areas are expected to re-open this weekend.

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