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Brown Announces Support of K-12 Funding Deficit Bill

STATEHOUSE (Jan. 12, 2018) — State Sen. Liz Brown (R-Fort Wayne), who is the ranking majority member of the Senate Committee on Appropriations, today announced her support of Senate Bill 189, which would address the K-12 school funding deficit.

SB 189 recently passed the Senate Committee on Appropriations by a vote of 12-0 and would allow the Indiana State Budget Agency to use up to $25 million from the tuition reserve account to supplement K-12 school funding in response to higher-than-expected student enrollment.

“I’m glad we are taking the first step to increase funding for public schools this year as they see increasing enrollment numbers,” Brown said. “Our state leaders have ensured we have this fund to cover unexpected costs, which has proven to be necessary.”

SB 189 will now be considered by the full Senate.


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