Governor Ready To Re-Do School Funding

Governor Charlie Baker is proposing a  seven-year process to overhaul the state's education funding formula.   

The school reform is part of Baker's 42-billion-dollar budget proposal  for the 2020 fiscal year.  

Baker's proposal is in response to a recent  study that indicates the current formula has been underestimating the  cost of education by tens of millions of dollars.  

Poorer communities, particularly in the western part of the state have been complaining for decades that state government underfunds them while giving more money to richer communities.

Baker's budget also  calls for the creation of a tax on opioids, and an extension of the  excise tax to include vaping products. 

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