Minnesota lost out on the initial federal Race to the Top funding because the state has done too little to reform education, and the application lacked support from school-related organizations such as Education Minnesota, the teachers’ union.
Gov. Tim Pawlenty today signed off on tax credits totalling $100 million over the next three years. Among the potential beneficiaries are developers at the Mall of America and Ford Motor Co., if officials reverse a decision to close a St. Paul truck plant.
Minnesota lawmakers signed off Monday on $312 million in cuts to local governments, public colleges, farm programs and more after agreeing with Gov. Tim Pawlenty on the outlines of a partial deficit-reduction plan.
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