(BOISE, ID) – As next year’s election looms, State Superintendent Tom Luna is pushing for more education funding. On Tuesday, Luna unveiled a $1.37 billion budget for the 2014-2015 school year, which would amount to about a 5.9 percent increase over this year. If approved, the budget would be the biggest the state has seen since 2009. According to the National Education Association, Idaho is second only to Utah in states with the lowest average amount of taxpayer money spent per pupil in the entire country.
Stephan Rockefeller, EastIdahoNews.com
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