Budget Cutting Battle

Looks like people are going to see an income tax cut in a couple of weeks. But that could mean your child's school may take another big hit.

After hours of deliberating, the State House of Representatives voted on two high profile budget cutting proposals. First, the State House Republicans won approval of their plan to cut 77-million dollars from the budget, rather than delay January's income tax cut.

In a 56-46 vote, the House approved reducing the 12 and a half billion dollar school aid fund by 25-million dollars. The list of general fund reductions includes a 35-million dollar cut in administration spending. And sales tax revenue dedicated to public transit would be cut by more than 16.5 million dollars.

Also, The House voted 45 to 61 against delaying the income tax cut by six months, a plan the State Senate approved last week.


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