The Latest From “Under the Dome”

Chairman’s Bill on School Finance is Revealed

Today we attended a briefing on the “Chairman’s Bill” on school finance in the House K-12 Education Budget Committee. While the bill is not yet in print form, the various components were explained by Revisor Jason Long and Rep. Clay Aurand...
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New Finance Bill? Not Yet.

No New School Finance Bill Today We suppose the “Chairman’s Bill” on school finance, which we expected to be unveiled in committee today is not yet ready. Today’s meeting of the K-12 Education Budget Committee was canceled. There are meetings...
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A Wonderful Opportunity for Educators

While some of our readers have already had their spring break, many schools are off for spring break next week. And coincidentally, next week is a big week for school finance under the dome. The House K-12 Education Budget Committee is expected to receive the...
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Cuts Killed

The Senate considered three amendments to cut state services including K-12 and higher education tonight and defeated all three by large margins. The first amendment with a 2% across the board cut (requiring the cut to K-12 to be from non-instructional budget lines)...
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What About Those Cuts?

The Senate went into session and quickly recessed until “the sound of the gavel.” This would be an indication that something leadership wants to pass is in trouble. We would assume that the Senate President may understand that her cuts amendment will not...
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