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Michigan House OKs K-12 Budget, Pushes For July 1 Deal

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The plan would eliminate a funding gap among school districts.

The Michigan House has overwhelmingly approved a $65 billion state spending plan and the release of billions in federal COVID-19 relief aid for K-12 schools.

There is an agreement between the Republican-led House and Democratic Gov. Gretchen Whitmer, but not with the Senate.

The plan would eliminate a funding gap among school districts — a proposed milestone 27 years after Michigan overhauled the financing of public education.

The next fiscal year does not start until October 1, but a law requires lawmakers to send the governor a plan by July 1.

It could be delayed if a deal isn't reached.

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