Senate starts education talks with House, sticks firm to school financing plan


Senate negotiators remained steadfast in support of their school finance proposal as talks started Monday to hammer out a funding plan to satisfy the state Supreme Court.

Sens. Molly Baumgardner, Jim Denning and Anthony Hensley showed no signs of retreating from a plan that would add about $90 million a year to education to meet a state Supreme Court order to adequately fund education.

"We feel very comfortable in our position because we know the Board of Education approved this position in their budgeting in July," said Baumgardner, chair of the Education Committee and the lead negotiator for the Senate . . .


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