The following are summaries of final action by legislatures on education-related matters.
Governor: Ben Nelson (D)
FY 1995 state budget: $1.71 billion
FY 1995 K-12 budget: $538.7 million
FY 1994 K-12 budget: $508.5 million
Percent change K-12 budget: +5.9 percent
- Figures for fiscal 1995 reflect changes made by the legislature
in the second year of a biennial budget, plus funds appropriated for
the first year.
- Legislature added $1.5 million to the budget for teachers' salaries, as well as $1.7 million in additional general education funds in this year's session.
Governor: Walter D. Miller (R)
FY 1995 state budget: $602.2 million
FY 1995 K-12 budget: $184.9 million
FY 1994 K-12 budget: $168.6 million
Percent change K-12 budget: +9.7 percent
- The $16.3 million hike in state aid to education, a result of
increased sales-tax revenues, is the second-largest increase in state
- Governor's proposal to eliminate most kinds of categorical education aid and instead provide more money to districts through the general funding formula died in the Senate.
Governor: Michael O. Leavitt (R)
FY 1995 state budget: $1.3 billion
FY 1995 K-12 budget: $1.09 billion
FY 1994 K-12 budget: $1.02 billion
Percent change K-12 budget: +7.4 percent
- Legislature approved a 4.5 percent pay raise for
- Budget includes $15.4 million to reduce overcrowding in
kindergarten through the 3rd grade.
- Pilot programs will be launched to test 220-day school year.