The first major cut in this legislative special session is being approved by Senators. $32 million dollars would be cut from education next year. State Senator Greg Adams of York heads up the education committee.
“This bill is not intended to reduce property tax, we reduce school spending, unlike where we were at during the last recession we have not giving schools extra levying authority here. is that gonna say that all property taxes are gonna stay where they are? We can’t say that today anymore than we could have sqaid it a year ago or the next year.”
There was concern from several Senators that this reduction in aid to schools would cause an increase in local property taxes. The effort to fill the 334 million dollar budget hole continues next week. Speaker Mike Flood of Norfolk says results of the budget work being done could be announced as soon as Tuesday.