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State Budget Director Jim Showalter tells a legislative committee bad financial news Wednesday while Management and Budget Commissioner Tom Hanson looks through paperwork.

State looks to schools for more money

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ST. PAUL -- Minnesota schools may be asked, again, to help pay bills when the state checking account is empty this spring.

Schools and their supporters are not happy.


"It is not just robbing the school districts, it is slapping them in the face for being fiscally responsible," complained Rep. Mindy Greiling, DFL-Roseville, the House education finance chairwoman.

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