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Jim Newberger on Education

 

 


Vouchers for school choice are possible

Q: Do you support or oppose the statement, "Vouchers for school choice"?

A: Possible

Source: OnTheIssues interview of 2018 Minnesota Senate candidate , Mar 15, 2018

Reduce K-12 education funding from $627M to $400M

Legislative Summary:A bill for funding early childhood, kindergarten through grade 12, and adult education, including standards and assessments, charter schools, special education, facilities and technology, libraries, early childhood education, prevention, self-sufficiency and lifelong learning; and modifying an income tax credit.

Excerpts from Veto Letter:The bill' s total investment of $400 million is insufficient given the state's large surplus. In 2013, with a projected budget deficit of $627 million, the spending increase for E-12 education was $606 million. It is astonishing that with a $1.9 billion surplus, there would be less invested in our schools in 2015. And it is incomprehensible that estate tax cuts for millionaires is a higher priority than investing adequately in our students & young children.

Legislative Outcome:Rep. Newberger voted YEA; passed House 69-61-0, April 25; passed Senate 39-28, April 29; vetoed by Gov. Dayton, May 21

Source: Minnesota Legislative voting records on HB844 , Apr 25, 2015

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