The leaders of the state of Minnesota are slowly incorporating part of the legislation that they committed at the end of May.
Rep. Joe Schomacker shared a lot from this previous session, including what Minnesota residents can expect after approving a $ 48 billion budget to fund the state government for the next two years.
Schomacker was among the many Minnesota lawmakers who tried to come to a nice conclusion for this year’s legislative session. It did not end at the previously scheduled schedule, and a special session was needed to approve its final budgetary accounts.
Once agreed, Governor Tim Walz said in part that this budget will improve the lives of Minnesota residents in every corner of the state. That includes the people Schomacker represents in southwest Minnesota, as more funds will go to all levels of education.
Schomacker said that there was an increase of two percent in the elementary schools, which leads to every year increase of two percent to the base and then following year there will be two percent increase with respect to that base.
The University of Minnesota will also receive financial aid when the legislature passes a finance bill for higher education. This includes an increase of $ 43.5 million in basic funds over the next two years.
Despite not receiving the $ 87 million request from the legislature, the president of the University of Minnesota, Eric Kaler, said: “for the benefit of all the inhabitants of Minnesota, the funding included in the biennial budget will help in many ways”.