DAILY NEWS ROUNDUP

Rep. Ruth Briggs King (DE) demands education funding reform

February 9, 2016

Rep. Ruth Briggs King delivers this week’s GOP message, demanding changes in how the state finances education programs. Delaware currently allocates more than $2 billion for public education. But King says that the state’s system for funding education must be upgraded to truly benefit students. “Our current funding system is 75 years old, and was […]

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Colorado Lawmakers go back to class on school funding

February 9, 2016

More than a quarter of Colorado’s 100 lawmakers are finding time in their frantic schedules for a deep look at one of the Capitol’s most head-hurting issues – how to pay for schools. Rep. Millie Hamner says the formal effort by three committees is a way of “stepping back, regrouping” on a difficult subject. By […]

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Governor Wolf (PA) to Propose Increasing Basic Education Funding Again

February 9, 2016

SCRANTON, LACKAWANNA COUNTY (WBRE/WYOU) – History is about to be made in Pennsylvania as Governor Tom Wolf gets ready to present his 2016-2017 budget Tuesday morning. Next year’s budget will be proposed in Harrisburg at a time when there is still no final budget in place for this year. The governor has already said he […]

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Interim Committee May Look at Idaho School Funding Formula

February 9, 2016

BOISE • A bill was introduced Monday to create an interim committee to study a potential overhaul of Idaho’s public school funding formula. Rep. Wendy Horman, R-Idaho Falls, a former school board trustee who has taken a strong interest in educational issues as a lawmaker, said the need for changes became apparent when she was […]

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Gov. R. Bentley (AL) proposes mix of budget cuts, education funding shift

February 9, 2016

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Alabama Gov. Robert Bentley is proposing a mix of budget cuts and a shift of education funds to address a shortfall in the state’s general fund. Acting Finance Director Bill Newton on Wednesday briefed reporters on the governor’s budget plan. The governor is seeking to shift $181 million in use tax […]

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