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Education budget

State looks to increase school funding

May 24, 2013
ALANNA DURKIN , The Associated Press

LANSING - Michigan's public schools would get about 3 percent more and it's community colleges and universities about 2 percent more in overall funding next fiscal year under measures approved by Republican-led budget panels Thursday.

Earlier this week, lawmakers agreed on the spending targets - or how much each department will receive - for the fiscal year that starts Oct. 1. Now they are working out the details in conference committees, sending the measures to the House and Senate floor for final approval.

Lawmakers want to get the final budget done by the end of next week. Here's a look at the budgets for Michigan's schools approved Thursday that are now headed to the chamber floor:



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