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According to the Columbus Dispatch:
Ohio House Republicans are proposing hundreds of amendments to the budget proposed by Gov. John Kasich.
While most agencies saw funding cuts, House Republicans added nearly $90 million over two years for schools.
The House slightly increased the cap on funding increases to any one district, from 5 percent to 5.5 percent, increased the base per-pupil funding amount by 0.3 percent — to $6,020 — and put more money into capacity aid for poorer districts.
The House funding proposal would mean at least $100,000 extra for each of 165 districts. However, many districts cut under Kasich’s plan are still getting cut, just by a lesser amount.
Kasich’s budget left 390 districts with less money. The total is 350 under the House plan.
House leaders said the additional money shows education is a priority, but “frankly, $40 million (per year) over 612 districts doesn’t spread very far,” said Rep. Ryan Smith, R-Bidwell, chairman of the House Finance Committee. “It’s nothing that’s going to blow people away.”

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