State Representative Matt Koleszar
On Wednesday, we passed the school aid budget for the 2020-21 school year. I voted YES and there are a lot of things in this budget that I will update everyone on, but I want to start with this:
The budget appropriates $1,000,000 to forgive student lunch debt.
Back in July, State Representative Nate Shannon and I introduced HB 6023 and HB 6024 which would establish the “Feed our Future Fund”. These bills would establish a charitable fund that would pay off school lunch debt. I am pleased that by working across the aisle and with the Governor’s team, the spirit of these bills have been implemented into the budget!