Tight budget faces lawmakers
ST. PAUL - Many Minnesota legislators' dreams of significantly increasing education and health-care funding may have come to a screeching halt.
Figures Senate leaders released Thursday show budget growth large enough to cover inflation and pretty much nothing more. That means no all-day, every-day kindergarten.
That means covering all Minnesota children with health care insurance may have to wait.
That means little more can be done for pre-schoolers.