Friday, February 23, 2007

Breaking News: Lawmakers set to approve record funding for education

By Nicole Warburton and Tiffany Erickson Deseret Morning News
Education is likely to receive an unprecedented $527.9 million in funding under a budget deal announced this afternoon by House and Senate leadership. Under the deal, public education will receive $459.5 million. Higher education will receive $68.4 million. "This level of funding for education is both historic and necessary," Senate President John Valentine, R-Orem, said in a statement. "Both students and teachers win. When the session began we made education our number one priority and we have followed through and put education first.",1249,660198245,00.html

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Anonymous said...

Exactly. So when before I've asked all of my Republican-voting friends why exactly they are Republicans, nearly all say the same things: abortion, gay rights, and guns. Only one or two for "small government" or "lower taxes." An occasional one for national security.

But these one issue voters will then strain at a gnat (not voting for conservative local LDS Democrats who are pro-life, pro-gun, and not in any way pro-gay) but swallow a camel (voting for Guiliani who is none of these things). This I love to see- hypocrisy and blatant partisanshop in its purest form laid bare.

Anonymous said...

Sorry- i posted the above comment on the wrong article (should go with giuliani article below).

I couldn't be happier about the education deal. It seems like everyone got a little bit of something they wanted-- school choice, more funding, so hopefully this means smarter kids and more economic development. time will tell. . .