Passed 20 to 16 in the Senate on May 31, 2012, the House-Senate conference report for the school aid budget for the fiscal year beginning Oct. 1, 2012. This would appropriate $12.944 billion, compared to $12.659 billion authorized the previous year. The bill would increase the per-pupil foundation grant to school districts that currently get less than average by $120, and other districts would get smaller increases based on student performance and their adoption of fiscal best practices. The identical budget is included in House Bill 5372.
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The vote was 20 in favor, 16 against, and 2 not voting.
(Senate Roll Call 419)
Appropriations: K-12 School Aid budget
|Booher (R)||Brandenburg (R)||Casperson (R)||Caswell (R)||Emmons (R)|
|Green (R)||Hildenbrand (R)||Hune (R)||Jansen (R)||Kahn (R)|
|Kowall (R)||Meekhof (R)||Moolenaar (R)||Nofs (R)||Pappageorge (R)|
|Pavlov (R)||Proos (R)||Richardville (R)||Robertson (R)||Walker (R)|
|Anderson (D)||Bieda (D)||Gleason (D)||Gregory (D)||Hopgood (D)|
|Hunter (D)||Johnson (D)||Smith (D)||Warren (D)||Whitmer (D)|
|Colbeck (R)||Jones (R)||Marleau (R)||Rocca (R)||Schuitmaker (R)|
SENATE LEGISLATORS WHO DID NOT VOTE
|Hansen (R)||Hood (D)|
SENATE LEGISLATORS ALL VOTES
|n Anderson (D)||n Bieda (D)||Y Booher (R)||Y Brandenburg (R)||Y Casperson (R)|
|Y Caswell (R)||n Colbeck (R)||Y Emmons (R)||n Gleason (D)||Y Green (R)|
|n Gregory (D)||- Hansen (R)||Y Hildenbrand (R)||- Hood (D)||n Hopgood (D)|
|Y Hune (R)||n Hunter (D)||Y Jansen (R)||n Johnson (D)||n Jones (R)|
|Y Kahn (R)||Y Kowall (R)||n Marleau (R)||Y Meekhof (R)||Y Moolenaar (R)|
|Y Nofs (R)||Y Pappageorge (R)||Y Pavlov (R)||Y Proos (R)||Y Richardville (R)|
|Y Robertson (R)||n Rocca (R)||n Schuitmaker (R)||n Smith (D)||Y Walker (R)|
|n Warren (D)||n Whitmer (D)||n Young (D)|
Senate Roll Call 419 on 2012 Senate Bill 961
2) Re: 2012 Senate Bill 961 (Appropriations: K-12 School Aid budget ) by waltduro on April 27, 2012
The Michigan Votes website administrator usually does a good job of staying neutral in the descriptions of Bills. This time, the adminsitrator may have crossed over to editorializing with the amendment by Senator Hopgood.
3) 2012 Senate Bill 961 (Appropriations: K-12 School Aid budget ) by admin on April 27, 2012
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