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Legislative Update: House unveils school finance proposal

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Chairman Dan Huberty (R-Houston), the chair of the House Public Education Committee, announced the lower chamber’s school finance proposal this week. House Bill 3 would increase the basic allotment, raise educator salaries and provide incentives for several new programs including merit-based pay. More than two-thirds of the lower chamber members have signed on as authors or co-authors of HB 3 as a show of support. The proposal would increase public education funding by $9 billion above enrollment growth and current law entitlement during the next biennium, with $6.3 billion going to school finance reform and $2.7 billion to property tax cuts. more

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