Gov. Jim Douglas (R) • Jan. 10
The governor in his speech to the legislature proposed leasing the state lottery, with $25 million of the proceeds going to property-tax relief and $25 million to modernization of school buildings. He also called for state education leaders to find ways to improve the teaching of science, technology, engineering, and math. In the new budget, Mr. Douglas said, he will ask for $8 million for college scholarships and workforce training, a 14 percent increase over last year’s appropriation.
A version of this article appeared in the January 23, 2008 edition of Education Week