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Legislature Exceeds Governor’s Recommendations On School Funding

Legislature Exceeds Governor’s Recommendations On School Funding

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South Dakota legislators decided to increase state aid to education beyond what Governor Dennis Daugaard recommended.

The Governor had a three percent increase in his budget, the legislature passed a three point three five percent hike in the final budget.

Senator Bill Van Gerpen of Tyndall says the extra is about more than money…

 

Van Gerpen was on a summer study committee that looked at education funding. He also pushed for more dollars during the session…

 

Despite adding it to the base, Van Gerpen says he doesn’t think it will be hard to match again next year…

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