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Senate Finance Committee Takes On Education

The Senate Finance Committee looks at education spending today.
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Education is on the front burner for a state senate committee today.

The Senate Education Committee will tackle education funding this morning, as they continue to craft their version of a budget bill.  Officials from the Texas Education Agency will answer lawmakers' questions about the money needs on a statewide level and how that will trickle down to individual school districts.

The Austin Independent School District is bracing for a deep cut in funding from the state, estimating last week that it could double the district's funding gap for the 2011-2012 school year.  The hearing starts at 10:00 a.m. at the State Capitol

Ian Crawford joined KUT as News Editor in 2008, after spending over four years as a reporter/anchor at KLBJ Radio in Austin. He began his broadcasting career while still in high school in Southern Oregon. During high school and college at the University of Oregon, he worked at times as a reporter, news anchor, sports play-by-play reporter, music host and commercial producer before moving to Texas in 2003.
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