School levy limit opposed


A week before about a third of Minnesota school districts will be asking voters for more money, a Republican lawmaker is calling for restrictions on when school levies may be held.

Rep. Patrick Garofalo, R-Farmington, who is chair of the Minnesota House Education Finance Committee, is proposing to restrict school levy referendum votes to even-numbered years, when history shows they are less likely to be approved.

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Sarah Nelson
Sarah Nelson joined the Brainerd Dispatch in April 2010 and works as a online reporter, content editor and staff writer. She is a world traveler, accused idealist and California native now braving the winters of Central Minnesota. She believes in the power of human resolve and hopes to be part of something that makes history by bringing an end to injustice in the world. Sarah has worked as a criminal background researcher, high school civics teacher, grant writer, and contributing writer with — tackling every issue from global poverty to bio-degradable bicycles. Her favorite thing about living in Minnesota is July. Sarah left the Brainerd Dispatch in April 2014.
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