Legislature passes $38.1B state budget

Education FundingA $38.1 billion 2016 budget was passed by the House and Senate on July 8. The budget contains modest increases in overall education funding for the fiscal year that began July 1. On balance, preK-12 spending on public schools is up 2 percent over FY15; higher education saw an increase of 1.7 percent.

Read our analysis of the Legislature's FY16 budget — including specifics about funding for preK-12, local aid, higher education, early education and employee benefits. Spreadsheets for each section of the proposed budget related to public education are available here.

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