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Rep. Brita Sailer, DFL-Park Rapids, tells regional teachers Saturday morning that very few people who rely on state funding will be happy this session as the Legislature struggles with a deep budget deficit. She and three other legislators spoke at an Education Minnesota Eggs and Issues breakfast in Bemidji. Staff photo by Brad Swenson

Lawmakers warn deepening recession could impact education

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With a deepening recession, don't expect the Minnesota Legislature to suddenly find money to protect any one budget area, local legislators told a group of teachers Saturday morning.

"How do we get the message back to everybody?" Rep. Brita Sailer, DFL-Park Rapids, asked about 20 teachers from throughout the region who attended an Education Minnesota Eggs and Issues breakfast in Bemidji.

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