[January 12, 2018] Paying for Education. This year, the House Ways and Means and Senate Finance committees have more motivation than ever to consider options for building a better mousetrap when it comes to funding the K-12 education system. As we discussed in our Legislative Preview, the Secretary of the Agency of Education and Commissioner of the Department of Taxes projected a nine-cent increase in education property tax rates in the next fiscal year at the same time that per-pupil counts continue to decline. School district consolidations were more popular than expected across the state, increasing the amount of Education Fund dollars committed to incentives.
Click the hyperlink below to read the complete Legislative Report.