Senator Tony Lourey Announces Support for Governor Dayton’s Pre-K Funding Request

St. Paul, Minn. – Senator Tony Lourey (DFL-Kerrick) today announced his support for Governor Mark Dayton’s proposal to make permanent a previous one-time appropriation for voluntary pre-Kindergarten. If the Legislature takes no action, significant funding for the Hinckley-Finlayson and East Central school districts will run out.

“Investing in our littlest Minnesotans is the best investment we make collectively as a society,” said Sen. Lourey. “There has been no bigger champion at the State Capitol for preschool-aged children than Governor Dayton. I thank the Governor for his leadership and stand with him in support of vital pre-K dollars here in my district and throughout our state.”

 

Local one-time funds approved in a previous legislative session are as follows:

East Central Public School District

Approx. 37 pre-K students

Received $190,694 in one-time spending

 

Hinckley-Finlayson Public School District

Approx. 35 pre-K students

Received $191,316 in one-time spending

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Tony Lourey represents District 11, which includes portions of Carlton, Kanabec, Pine and St. Louis counties in the northeastern part of the state.

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