Senator Jerry Newton (DFL-Coon Rapids), DFL lead on the Senate Veterans and Military Affairs Committee, released the following statement after a $0 target budget passed out of committee on Thursday on party lines.
The Governor’s budget takes real steps in guaranteeing every student in Minnesota receives a world-class education from kindergarten through college.
A bill to increase the number of counselors and cap the counselor to student ratio for Minnesota’s students was introduced on Thursday by Senator Jerry Newton (DFL – Coon Rapids).
“While I am happy to see the state doing so well, a large portion of this budgetary balance is one-time money,” said Sen. Jerry Newton, DFL-Coon Rapids.
Back-to-school season is a fresh opportunity to set new goals, make new friends, and celebrate new academic and extracurricular achievements. All of those things, however, are not possible if Minnesota’s youth do not feel safe as they sit in class.
According to a new report from the Center for Rural Policy and Development, Minnesota is facing an “addiction crisis” that is larger in scope than any single drug.