House committee flunks early school start
Rural lawmakers with resorts in their areas defeated an attempt to allow school districts to start classes before Labor Day.
The bill failed in a Monday 13-11 House Finance Committee vote, but like most Minnesota legislative bills it still could come back to life.
"This isn't the right time to do it," Rep. Tom Rukavina, DFL-Virginia, said, adding the economy already is hurting many small, rural businesses. "We don't need to lose any more businesses."