Thu, 12 Jun 2014 07:36:24 GMT — A budget bill that spends about 4 percent more on public education has won approval in the Michigan Legislature and is headed to Gov. Rick Snyder. The Republican-led House voted 60-50 late Wednesday for legislation funding K-12 schools, universities and community colleges. The Senate approved it 21-17. The plan boosts Michigan's per-pupil funding to districts by at least $50 next fiscal year. The lowest-funded districts will get $175 more per student to help reduce a funding disparity. Legislators opposed to the bill say the $50 per-pupil minimum increase is too little. The legislation includes a nearly 6 percent overall funding hike for 15 public universities and 3 percent more for 28 community colleges. The Legislature plans to approve the other main general budget bill Thursday before breaking for the summer.
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