MPR News has found that more than a third of the state’s school districts have been forced to borrow nearly $300 million as a result of Governor Pawlenty’s school payment shift. He used the shift in July as a budget balancing tool.
Interested in which districts were forced to borrow? Check the story with the nifty graphic.
(h/t Than Tibbetts for being a graphics guru)
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Tom Scheck has covered politics and state government for more than ten years for MPR News. He’s covered several gubernatorial campaigns, two statewide recounts, the presidential bids of Tim Pawlenty and Michele Bachmann, U.S. Senate races, close Congressional contests and the Minnesota Legislature. He lives in Falcon Heights with his wife, son and dog. He can sometimes be found chasing a white ball on a golf course. It isn’t a straight walk. Tips are welcome at firstname.lastname@example.org