JFC Republicans propose putting $150 million into K-12 schools now, setting aside $350 million

GOP lawmakers are proposing to put $150 million into K-12 education now, while putting aside $350 million that could be released later.
The proposed move comes with a federal requirement that the state maintain its current spending commitment to K-12 education in order to qualify for $2.2 billion in COVID-19 funds, according to the Legislative Fiscal Bureau.
The state would have to add $387 million in funding for K-12 education to the budget in its current form to meet that requirement. The price tag would go up if the Legislature spends additional general purpose revenue in other areas of the...

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