Lawmakers Set to Wrap Up Education Funding Before Session Ends

school-fundingLawmakers have only three more days to get things done during their 120-day session. They have a lot of things to finish before the final gavel hits before midnight Wednesday.  Before they wrap up for the year, lawmakers still have to pass one of the most crucial pieces of legislation they decide annually: How to fund public schools. This year, with extra tax revenue on hand, lawmakers are not only passing the yearly School Finance Act, they’re also voting on a piecemeal attempt to implement reforms that failed as a result of voters rejecting a $1 billion tax increase last year. That includes a measure to require more transparency in how districts spend their money, more funds for English-language learners, and dollars for charter schools.

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