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Lawmakers restore $500 million to Education

Source: douglasdispatch Posted By: Jacky S...4568 days ago

State lawmakers voted unanimously Monday to restore $500 million in state aid to education they had cut just a week ago, ensuring schools will have the money they need later this month to pay their bills.

The deal restores $220 million in cuts the Republicans in the Legislature had made to K-12 funding in the budget that Gov. Jan Brewer vetoed last week. It also increases basic state aid by 2 percent and will make additional cash available for things like books and computers after Oct. 1

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