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Nevada lawmakers pass school funding formula overhaul

Posted at 5:35 AM, Jun 04, 2019
and last updated 2019-06-04 08:46:45-04

CARSON CITY (AP) — A bill that aims to overhaul how Nevada allocates its education funds has passed the Legislature and is headed to Gov. Steve Sisolak's desk.

Lawmakers in the state Assembly passed the measure in a 34-7 vote near the end of the legislative session and the Senate quickly gave a final approval with a voice vote.

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All Assembly Democrats voted in support of the measure, along with some Republicans.

The bill aims to provide extra funds for students who need more education support, including pupils who receive free or reduced meals or are learning English.

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