The Democrats say their plan, which would bring the base state aid per pupil from $3,780 to $4,492, would net districts in Johnson County more that $15 million. The plan would be funded by redirecting part of $351 in surplus tax revenues. Approximately $45 million would go to schools during the 2012-2013 academic year. Another $45 million would go to schools the following academic year.
But whether the Democrats will be able to get any traction in moving their proposal forward is a matter of considerable doubt. Democrats hold just 33 of 125 seats in the House and eight of the 40 seats in the Senate.