SDems leak K-12 funding plan
Tuesday, Jun 28, 2016
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* According to the numbers I got from the Senate Democrats earlier today, Chicago would, indeed, receive a $286 million General State Aid increase, which would be a 30 percent boost from this fiscal year’s funding levels.
But Chicago would also get another $100 million or so via a state pension pickup, the SDems told me today.
Also, from what I was told, it’s a $760 million total increase - $60 million for the formula and $700 million for poverty grants.
…Adding… The governor’s folks think that it’s actually an $861 million increase because, they believe, that $100 million for the pension pickup isn’t included in the $760 million figure.
…Adding More… The governor’s office was correct. The Senate Democrats confirm that the $760 million is only GSA. So, it’s an $860+ million package.