COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Lawmakers working out final details of Ohio’s upcoming $75 billion state budget have restored a bipartisan plan to overhaul how schools are funded.
The joint House-Senate conference committee also restored funding for broadband access, putting the amount at $250 million over two years. The committee voted on the changes Monday ahead of consideration by the full House and Senate as soon as Monday night. The Republican-controlled House had included the so-called Fair School Funding Plan in its budget plan but the Senate rejected it.
The new budget restores the House version but keeps a Senate plan to directly fund charter schools.
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