Politics

Senate passes $6 billion state budget to wrap up 2018 session

By TERRY C. BURTON,

In the final week of the 2018 Legislative Session, we passed a $6 billion budget that funds K-12 education under MAEP at $2.2 billion and gives a $5 million increase for a total of $6.5 million, to the nationally recognized and highly successful School Recognition Program that rewards teachers in schools that improve a letter grade or maintain














House passes bills to help with flood control projects, railroad revitalization

By RANDY RUSHING,

Friday, Feb. 23, marked the deadline for House appropriations and revenue bills to be introduced and passed. The House Appropriations Committee finished considering bills regarding budgets for state entities last week, but the Ways and Means Committee still needed to approve a few bills to meet the deadline.


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