Michigan passes $13.7-billion school aid budget, hike in funding

Friday, May 9, 2014

The Republican-led Michigan Senate and House have passed $13.7 billion school budget increasing per-pupil funding in K-12 schools.

The Senate approved its budget 26-12, mostly along party lines. It would boost overall spending from $13.3 billion this year and increase per-pupil funding by between $150 and $300.

The House budget passed 97-12 and includes higher allocations for education and community colleges as well as K-12. It raises per-pupil funding by between $56 and $112.

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