By Andrew Pillow
Governor Eric Holcomb has proposed a $280 million increase in the K-12 budget over the next two years. $70 Million in 2018 and $210 million in 2019. This amounts to around a 3 percent increase for K-12 education overall.
This is a relatively small increase compared to the last time a budget was adopted. Mike Pence proposed $400 million in new funds the last time he proposed a budget, and he was criticized for cutting education funding himself. Critics claim that Holcomb’s increase doesn’t meet the criteria for “sustained funding”.
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