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Carl's Capitol Comments


The legislature is winding toward the close of this legislative session, but the end date is still uncertain. One sticking point is the education budget. The Senate president pro tempore on Thursday said he’s found a way to allocate $200 million in new common (preK-12) funding next fiscal year, which would include approximately $70 million for a teacher pay raise and $130 million in new classroom funding. The only problem was he was speaking to the media and not to House leadership or the governor – the two partners he’ll need on his side to push his plan through the gate.

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