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State considers fixes to school finance

Following a Texas Supreme Court ruling in May that upheld the constitutionality of the school finance system, lawmakers are examining several ways to revise the funding structure, which the court called an “ossified regime ill-suited for 21st century Texas.” The House committees on appropriations … Continue reading

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School finance system passes Texas Supreme Court review

The Texas Supreme Court on May 13 said the state’s school finance system meets the minimum requirements in the Texas Constitution for an efficient, free public school system and does not function as an unconstitutional statewide property tax. This ruling overturned … Continue reading

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State seeking review of school finance ruling

A district court ruling that the state’s school finance system is unconstitutional could be reviewed by the Texas Supreme Court under a direct appeal request from the Texas Office of the Attorney General. Other parties, including a business group and charter school association, also … Continue reading

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