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It’s cut less than the rest

Gov. Butch Otter noted, "The $1 billion, 425 million I'm proposing for K-12 education next year still represents almost half our total general fund budget. And the fact is that my proposed public schools budget is reduced FAR less than I'm recommending for other state agencies." Those include a 7.5 percent cut for Health & Welfare, 10 percent for higher education, and nearly 12 percent for the departments of Water Resources and Corrections.

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