House offers $3B plan to reform school finance system


House lawmakers want to funnel an additional $800 million to public education this session, boosting the lower chamber's plan to increase spending on schools to $3 billion and potentially setting up a conflict with the Senate.

In a press conference Wednesday morning, Public Education Committee Chair Jimmie Don Aycock, R-Killeen, announced House budget writers have reached a deal to propose allocating an additional $800 million to make public education more equitable and to reduce the effects of the state's "Robin Hood" tax system.

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