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Continued: Franken wants free school lunch for more low-income students

  • Article by: BAIRD HELGESON , Star Tribune
  • Last update: March 18, 2014 - 9:06 AM

Franken said if Congress eventually passes the law, the federal government would take over the state’s share of the school lunches.

The senator plans to introduce the measure in Congress in coming weeks. His staff said the goal is to be fully supportive of what states like Minnesota are doing to ensure all kids get healthy meals.

“Kids don’t do as well when they are hungry,” he said.


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