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Three Democratic gov. candidates, three school funding proposals


MINNEAPOLIS -- Improving education demands more money, Minnesota's top three Democratic governor candidates say, a tough challenge when the next state budget could face a $6 billion deficit.

The three promote different ideas about school funding.

Margaret Anderson Kelliher backs a plan that would simplify the school funding formula and rely less on ever-increasing local property taxes by increasing state support.

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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.