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May 18, 2015

U.S. Supreme Court Strikes Down Maryland Tax Provision

The justices ruled against a Maryland law that results in double taxation of income for some taxpayers, a decision that could reduce state and county funding for schools.

May 15, 2015

Big Tax Revenues Goose California Education Budget From Gov. Brown

State tax revenues have turned out to be $6.7 billion higher than the estimates Brown used last January when Brown presented his original proposed budget for fiscal 2016.

May 08, 2015

Illinois Pension-Law Overhaul Unconstitutional, State's Supreme Court Rules

On Friday, the state's top court unanimously ruled that the law violated the provision of the state's constitution related specifically to pensions.

April 29, 2015

Special Session for School Funding Begins in Washington State

The Washington state Supreme Court has said that if lawmakers don't dramatically overhaul and increase K-12 spending in their 2015-17 budget, the justices could impose financial sanctions.

April 02, 2015

Hello McFly! What Ever Happened to Kentucky's Landmark 1990 K-12 Law?

In 1990, Kentucky adopted a sweeping K-12 policy overhaul to fix what the state Supreme Court ruled the previous year was an invalid system of public schools.

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?

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