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$3.4B school funding plan gets final passage

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Posted: Jun 4, 2012 3:16 PM
Updated: Jun 4, 2012 3:16 PM
Source: Associated Press

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BATON ROUGE - The Louisiana House has given final legislative passage to a $3.4 elementary and secondary school spending plan, without reaching the vote threshold needed to pass a bill in the chamber.

House Speaker Chuck Kleckley decided that since the multibillion dollar spending plans were contained in a legislative resolution, they didn't require the 53 votes needed to pass a bill. Instead, Kleckley said the measure required support of a majority of those House members present and voting.

With that decision, the House's 51-49 vote Monday gave the funding formula final passage. A day earlier, the Senate passed the measure in a 24-15 vote, above the number of votes needed to pass a bill.

The Jindal administration urged passage of the spending plans, which will fund the governor's newly-created statewide voucher program.

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