The Senate Finance Committee added $5.7 billion to its budget proposal today. The adjustment was approved with a 13-2 vote.
Just yesterday, the House Appropriations committee $8 billion in education cuts.
In anticipation of the cuts in state support for education, school districts have already begun laying off teachers but legislators are still tinkering with measures that could avoid massive layoffs statewide.
Here’s a rundown of what’s included in the Senate proposal: