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Bill shifts funding to reading

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ST. PAUL -- The Minnesota Senate wants to divert some education funding to help children read by third grade, but critics do not like how the plan takes money from other needs.

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Sen. Claire Robling, R-Jordan, said that the education budget bill's aim is to "put a laser focus on reading."

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Don Davis
Don Davis has been the Forum Communications Minnesota Capitol Bureau chief since 2001, covering state government and politics for two dozen newspapers in the state. Don also blogs at Capital Chatter on Areavoices.
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