The Senate released its proposal for the FY2014 budget yesterday. Senators have until Friday, May 17th to file amendments; debate will begin next week.
The Senate proposal represents an increase of $1.4 billion (about 4.4%) over the FY2013 budget. In education-related spending, the Senate proposal increased funding to combat the early childcare waitlist and increased general Chapter 70 local aid, but falls short on extended learning time spending and higher education.
Specifically, the Senate proposal: