Monday, April 7
(St. Paul, MN) -- Public schools around Minnesota are likely to soon have to create and enforce anti-bullying plans under a bill that has cleared the state Senate. Debate raged for five hours on the legislation yesterday, and the House is expected to take quick action to send the measure to Governor Dayton for his signature. It will cost schools roughly 40-million dollars over the next two years to put the plans in place, which prompted some of the pushback from opponents. Every Senate Republican voted against the bill, saying it takes away local control from schools.