Port: School lunch issue isn’t dead yet as House committee revives it


MINOT, N.D. — Earlier this week, the state Senate defeated House Bill 1491 , which, in its amended form, would have appropriated $6 million to expand the state’s free school lunch program from covering households up to 133% of the federal poverty level to 200%, which is currently just $60,000 for a family of four.

The original bill would have appropriated $89.5 million to provide universal free lunch.

Yesterday, the Senate defeated a reconsideration of that bill, and the issue seemed dead, as my colleague Jeremy Turley reported .

Only, hang on to your hats, because the issue is back.

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