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Funding for Michigan's K-12 education could look very different come 2013 depending on which plan is agreed upon come November.
Thursday, the House unveiled their plan, three different plans from the governor, house and senate are on the table.
Each could impact school funding for students and education retirees.
Thursday the House announced their plan that features very few changes.
"Even though things are not exactly booming in the state of Michigan, we were able to at least put a little more money in and hold that tide until future years as we know we are going to recover," said 66th District State Representative (R) Bill Rogers.
The House's plan calls funding to remain the same as 2012 between $6800 and $8000 per student per year and $93 Million more than last year, to go towards offsetting retirement costs of employees.
"I think part of it is good, part of it is pretty bad," said 49th District State Representative (D) Jim Ananich.
it all comes down to priorities, State Representative Jim Ananich, who sits on the education board
likes the house's plan.
It sets aside close to $100 million to offset retirement costs.
The senate has less money budgeted for retirees and more for per pupil funding.
The Governor only wants $24 million set aside for retirees---and calls for the same amount of per pupil funding as the House.
Despite all the plans, Ananich still wants even more for students.
"I think we showed the taxpayers and citizens of Michigan were still going to continue to dis-invest in education at the expense of our children and our future, to operate as if, you can keep asking schools to do more with less, that's just not responsible," Ananich said.
But what Ananich calls irresponsible, Education Chairman Rogers calls conservative.
"I don't want to go back and do significant cuts, so we were very conservative in our estimates, so possible we don't have to come back and say oops, we miscalculated by a billion or a million dollars," Rogers said.
Rogers says it's a multi-million dollar deal that affects retirees, administration and most of all students.
Finding the appropriate plan will take time.
A revenue sharing conference is scheduled for May 16th, where both the House and Senate will find out if they will have to make any further cuts to their budget proposals
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