04/10/2017 in: Politics
By G. Jackson
The Senate finalized its version of the budget on Thursday after a 44-0 vote, sending it back to the House of Representatives. The bill, H. 3720, is expected to head to a joint conference committee where legislators from the House and Senate will hammer out details.
Here are some highlights of the 2017-2018 appropriations bill approved by the Senate:
- $145 million set aside to help make the state’s retirement system healthier;
- $69 million in additional money for K-12 schools through the EFA;