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House OKs plugging school lunch funding hole

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ST. PAUL -- Minnesota students would be guaranteed school lunches if senators agree with a House vote.

By 130-0, representatives Thursday approved pumping $3.5 million into the school lunch program.

The action came after a February report showed some school districts refused to provide food for students who forgot their lunch money or could not afford to pay. Some reports indicated meals students already had picked up were thrown in the trash.

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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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