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Democrats and Republicans are negotiating to find a compromise for Senate Bill 1, the highly-publicized school funding reform bill. Negotiations between lawmakers of both parties started Wednesday morning and continued into Thursday.


48th District State Senator Andy Manar was a part of those negotiations. He says he’s hopeful something will get done out of these bi-partisan talks.



Manar says one thing the governor has said he would take out of Senate Bill 1 was not something that was amended in his veto.



Manar says the group will continue to meet, and they aren’t giving up on coming to a compromise.



Manar and his counterparts are on the clock for getting an evidence-based funding model like Senate Bill 1 into law. School districts are supposed to receive their first state aid payment of the new fiscal year on August 10th.

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