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December 18, 2014

Facing K-12 Budget Crunch, Washington Governor Proposes Capital-Gains Tax

Annual per-student spending would rise to $9,015 in Gov. Jay Inslee's proposed education spending plan for the 2015-17 biennial budget

December 17, 2014

In New Funding System, 'At-Risk' Students Deserve More, Says Michigan State Board

It's not clear how much traction any or all of these ideas will get with GOP Gov. Rick Snyder or with the Michigan legislature, which is controlled by Republicans.

December 16, 2014

School Finance News Roundup from Maryland, Washington State, and More

Recent developments emphasize the extent to which K-12 budgets will create key education policy battles in several states.

December 10, 2014

Supreme Court Weighs Alabama Diesel Tax That Hits Railroad, Aids Schools

The justices took up a railroad's challenge to a tax on diesel fuel that goes primarily to public education in the state.

December 10, 2014

How California's Changes to Public School Spending Fit in a Broad Context

How does the philosophy behind California's new K-12 funding system differ from many state education policy initiatives and debates?

August 05, 2014

Tardy Lawmakers Must Face 'Hammer' on Funding, Says Washington Chief

Four legal briefs were filed on Aug. 4 concerning school funding in Washington state as lawmakers face sanctions from the state supreme court over K-12 spending.

July 29, 2014

Raise Taxes On Wealthy for K-12, Pa. Gubernatorial Candidate Says

Tom Wolf, the Democratic candidate for governor in Pennsylvania who will face GOP incumbent Tom Corbett in November, wants the state to shoulder a bigger share of education spending.

April 22, 2014

Policy Tension in Florida Over Testing and School Choice

Negotiations over accountability for tax-credit scholarship students in Florida highlights competing desires for many state lawmakers.

April 21, 2014

Poll Says Calif. Public Backs Legislators on Pre-K Support

Democratic legislators in California are pushing for an expansion of early education, but they may not get a lot of help from fellow Democrat Gov. Jerry Brown.

March 31, 2014

N.Y.C. to Get $300M for Early Education, But Without de Blasio's Tax Hike

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio (D) received funding for early education from the state, but failed to get his way with respect to charter schools.

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