Three school-spending plans under consideration by Michigan policymakers differ substantially in key areas. A budget proposal approved Thursday in the state House would leave K-12 per-pupil spending flat, while a plan the state Senate passed Wednesday would increase per-pupil aid by between $116 and $232. A budget proposed by Gov. Rick Snyder would also keep per-pupil costs at the same level as last year but differs from the other proposals in areas such as state reimbursements to schools and funding for best practices and academic performance.
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