House Committee Backs Budget With More School Funding

The House Appropriations Committee unanimously approved a $193.8 billion budget on Thursday that puts $2.5 billion in additional money into public schools.

The House budget goes further than the Senate by about $1 billion in reversing $4 billion in cuts made last session to the Foundation School Program, the mechanism through which most state education funding is allocated.

“I think the House can be very proud of what we’ve been able to restore in this bill to public education,” said state Rep. John Otto, R-Dayton, who oversaw education for the committee.

Appropriations Chairman Jim Pitts, R-Waxahachie, said ...

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