Education issues before Legislature will be interesting, lobbyist says

It’s going to be an “interesting and tough year” in the Missouri General Assembly for people who care about education issues, a lobbyist told Jefferson City’s school board members this week.

Michael Reid — associate executive director of Missouri School Boards Association — took about 10 minutes Thursday night to update school leaders about the main bills lawmakers are working on this spring.

Reid is expecting another challenging year for state finances. “There’s been an uptick in revenues, but it’s not enough to fully fund the foundation formula,” Reid said, noting he’s hopeful that ....

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