Minn Senate approves supplemental $209M budget bill

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Minn Senate approves supplemental $209M budget bill

April 8, 2014 Updated Apr 21, 2014 at 1:42 PM CDT

St. Paul, MN (NNCNOW.com) - Minnesota Senate lawmakers approved a spending plan Tuesday that devotes more money to education and caregivers for the disabled and elderly.

The Senate's proposal, passed in a 37 to 27 vote, is smaller than a companion House bill passed last week at $209 million dollars.

That money would come from this year's surplus.

The House approved their $332 million proposal last week after 10 hours of debate.

The Senate and House will have to hash out the differences before it heads to the Governor's desk.

Written by Kevin Jacobsen
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