042016CM1172 A new  fully funded, clean education spending plan that would increase funding by $760 million to the P-12 budget will be heard in the Senate Wednesday.

The proposal, Senate Bill 2054, would mean an increase in in over $6 million to schools throughout the Metro East.

State Senator Bill Haine (D-Alton) said he intends to put his full support behind the measure when it comes before the Senate.

“We need an effective, clean proposal to ensure our schools receive important resources to provide our kids with a good education,” Haine said. “This proposal does just that. I want to make sure our schools open on time, and this proposed legislation will insure this happens.”

The General Assembly is scheduled to reconvene Wednesday at noon.

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