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Proposed budget has few increases for education

News from Pittsburgh Post-Gazette: Modest increases in special education and block grant funding in the state budget that the Legislature approved will not be enough to overcome the challenge of flat funding in the $ 5.526 billion basic education subsidy for school districts, according to school officials. “Anything more than you anticipate is good, but [...]

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Texas Senate OKs $94.6 billion budget; deal reached on education

News from Dallas Morning News: AUSTIN — The Texas Senate passed a $ 94.6 billion budget, top policymakers reached overhauling public education and Gov. Rick Perry received a bill requiring drug screening for unemployment benefits on Saturday, as the Texas Legislature worked to wrap up regular business before the end of the 83rd Legislative session. [...]

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Education spending, state worker pay cap hold up Kansas budget negotiations

News from Kansas City Star: TOPEKA — Kansas House and Senate negotiators resumed budget talks Thursday, reaching agreement on numerous issues that included authorizing the state to issue $ 202 million in bonding to construct a new federal research lab in Manhattan. Budget negotiations had been on hold as legislators tried to broker a deal [...]

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Brown’s budget gives education big boost

News from San Francisco Chronicle: Sacramento – Over the next few years, California’s public schools will reap billions of extra dollars in revenue as the state slowly emerges from the Great Recession. From 2011-12 to 2016-17, school funding will jump by $ 19 billion from $ 47.3 billion to $ 66.5 billion, according to Gov. [...]

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Will the 2013 Budget Lift Education Out of Decadence?

News from AllAfrica.com: On October 10, 2012, President Goodluck Jonathan presented the 2013 budget proposal to a joint session of the National Assembly. A total sum of N426.53 billion was proposed as allocation to the education sector. This is 8.7percent of the budget but only a small portion of it; a mere N60 billion (14 [...]

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Fla. Board of Education seeking budget increases

News from CBS News: The State Board of Education voted Tuesday to seek a $ 643 million, or 4.4 percent, spending increase next year for Florida’s public schools and colleges. The board during their meeting Orlando also approved other legislative requests and a new five-year strategic plan that envisions minority students narrowing &#8212 but not [...]

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Education tax credit to expand in new Pa. budget

News from CBS News: HARRISBURG, Pa. — A nearly $ 27.7 billion state budget taking shape in the Pennsylvania Capitol includes a substantial expansion of a tax credit available to businesses whose contributions can be used for scholarships to private schools, top state Republican lawmakers and legislative aides said Thursday. The Educational Improvement Tax Credit, [...]

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Education budget bill goes to Snyder with slight funding increase for universities

News from Crain’s Detroit Business: An appropriations bill that allocates more than $ 1.3 billion to the state’s 15 public universities — their first state funding increase in four years — now advances to Gov. Rick Snyder’s desk after clearing the Michigan Senate today. The Senate this morning voted 21-17 to adopt the conference committee [...]

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Senate budget writers agree: No education cuts

News from The Seattle Times: OLYMPIA, Wash. — Top budget writers in the Senate are now in agreement that the state’s spending can be balanced without cutting education, as a Republican-led coalition touted its vision Thursday to overhaul pension rules. Senate and House budget writers have been unable to broker a final budget agreement, and [...]

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Higher education budget cuts likely to hurt programs

News from News-Press Now: Jimmy MyersSt. Joseph News-PressOn Twitter: @SJNPMyers POSTED: 10:38 pm CST January 22, 2012 Continued reductions in state funds to higher education will likely start cutting into programming at public universities. Economic development folks are questioning the impact on a viable work force.Gov. Jay Nixon’s budget, which he released last week, calls [...]

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