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.