ST. PAUL -- The Democrat-controlled Minnesota House Wednesday passed a bill that would use over three billion dollars of the state's budget surplus for E-12 education through 2025.

Mendota Heights Democrat Ruth Richardson says the bill makes important investments in student mental health and special education, plus...

"I'm voting for a bold literacy plan and culturally-responsive literacy, evidence-based programming for our students."

Austin Republican Patricia Mueller responded:

"Out of a one-billion-dollar education supplemental bill, five million is for literacy."

Republicans say the bill builds an education bureaucracy but does little to improve students' performance in basic academic areas.

This story is courtesy of the Minnesota News Network.

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