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February 25, 2021
Senate Committee Greenlights Education Budget
(APR - Alabama Public Radio ) - An Alabama Senate committee has approved an education budget cutting spending on most school and college programs for the next academic year.

The Senate Finance and Taxation-Education Committee voted unanimously Tuesday for a $6.3 billion budget. That's down from $6.7 billion this year due to the economic slowdown. K-12 schools would get reduced 3 percent and universities 11 percent.

The committee's version is very similar to one approved by the House last week. The budget now goes to the Senate for consideration on Thursday.

State school Superintendent Joe Morton says the Senate committee did a remarkable job under very difficult circumstances.

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