News in Brief: A National Roundup
California Budget Set
After an impasse lasting several weeks, state lawmakers reached a budget agreement that includes a $50.8 billion, 3.7 percent increase for K-12 schools and a 4 percent cost-of-living increase for school personnel. Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger was expected to sign the $145 billion state budget late last week.
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