Walz, Minnesota Democrats proposing billions in new education spending

Photo by: Governor Tim Walz - Facebook
Photo by: Governor Tim Walz - Facebook

(St. Paul, MN) -- Minnesota Democrats are proposing billions of dollars in new spending for education.

Governor Tim Walz is asking the Legislature to invest more than 700 million in additional general public school funding over the next two years.

Annual boosts would be tied to inflation, amounting to a nearly one-point-five billion dollar funding increase for the 2026 and 2027 fiscal years.

Walz's plan also includes more than 700 million over the next two years to pay for special education services and around 200-million a year for free meals for all students.