State Budget Up 7.8 Percent

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State Budget Up 7.8 Percent

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Compromise a credit to Governor legislators

Thursday, June 7, 2007

A compromise on school consolidation early Wednesday morning paved the way for the expected passage of a $6.3 million budget with a rare degree of bipartisan support.

Yes, the budget is up 7.8 percent over two years, but when the cost of the final ramp-up in state education funding to 55 percent is removed, that increase is less than 4 percent over two years.