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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. (Brad Swenson/Bemidji Pioneer)

Lawmakers warn deepening recession could impact education

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BEMIDJI - 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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