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Wed May 25, 2011
Michigan Senate approves school funding reductions
LANSING, Mich. (AP) - The Republican-led Michigan Senate has approved a bill that would cut funding for the state's public schools.
The measure approved 21-16 mostly along party lines Wednesday would cut per student funding by an additional $300 per pupil in the fiscal year that starts Oct. 1. A portion of those cuts would be offset by money to help schools pay employee retirement system costs. Some districts also could get about $100 per student if they meet certain so-called "best financial practices."
The cuts will come on top of a $170 per student cut that's already in place and would be carried over into next fiscal year.
The bill will be sent to the House, where it will be folded into a larger budget bill and likely approved this month.