Sensible Budget Cuts Spending While Providing A Much-Needed Increase In Funding For Schools
Statement by Assemblyman Gary D. Finch (R,C,I Springport)
March 30, 2012
This budget process, the most open and transparent that I have seen in years, has allowed us to enact a budget that cuts all-funds spending without tax increases. Furthermore, I have made the viability and efficacy of our schools my top priority throughout this budget negotiation process, and I am happy to say that we were able to restore vital education funding, with a 4.1 percent increase. In particular, we will provide a significant increase in funding for rural and high-needs schools. As schools across my district are struggling to remain open Auburn Enlarged School District and those devastated by flooding in particular state assistance is crucial to ensure that our children are getting the education they need to succeed.