State lawmakers to discuss proposed school funding legislation

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SPRINGFIELD - Illinois lawmakers are expected to discuss a proposed school funding formula that would change the way schools receive money during a Tuesday afternoon hearing in Springfield.

The proposed legislation would change the state's dated school funding formula, but the legislation's fate will hinge on a couple of factors, such as the efficient use of taxpayers' money.

State lawmakers have agreed that the formula should be changed, but there have been disagreements on how it should be overhauled.

Opponents of the proposed legislation say it will unfairly penalize district that are able to spend more money on students due to rich property tax bases.
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