Wednesday, February 12
(St. Paul, MN) -- Governor Dayton is proposing spending state money to cover the cost of school lunches for students. A report out this week from Mid-Minnesota Legal Aid found 46 school districts in the state deny students a lunch if they don't have enough money to pay for their meal. More than half give an alternative meal for low-income, such as a cold cheese sandwich, if students don't have the 40-cents for the reduced-price hot lunch. Dayton said Tuesday he will include three-point-five million dollars in his supplemental budget proposal to pay for those meals.