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Sen. Bill Ingebrigtsen of Alexandria works on his computer Tuesday while fellow senators discuss education funding.

Senate approves education cut

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ST. PAUL - Minnesota senators voted to chop public school budgets $273 per pupil Tuesday while opting to expand a program that pays teachers based on performance instead of seniority.


Those on the winning side of the 37-29 vote were not happy to be cutting schools, but said a massive state budget deficit left them no choice.

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