Legislative budget vote includes full funding for Georgia schools

Lawmakers will vote Thursday on Gov. Nathan Deal’s budget proposal for fiscal year 2019. The governor surprised a lot of people Tuesday when he revealed plans to fully fund the state’s K-12 education formula. More than a decade ago, the state enacted so-called “austerity cuts” to education. Deal has added money to the Quality Basic Education formula each year he’s been in office. However, it hasn’t been enough to close the gap created by the steep cuts. Read the full article and listen to the interview on WABE.

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