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[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.
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