UPDATED: House introduces last-minute education plan

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(Updated to clarify numbers in education plan, add quotes from second lawmaker and spells out policy proposals)

Republican House leadership on Wednesday morning rolled out a last-minute education finance plan as an alternative to one being pushed by the Senate.

The House plan, billed as one the state can afford and still satisfy the state Supreme Court's funding mandate, would put about $126 million into education over four years.

However, the plan would set aside another $243 million in an escrow account that would be controlled by the Supreme Court.

The money set aside in the escrow could . . .

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