By Marianne Goodland
Legislative reporter 

Final approval of budget given without funding for Yuma schools


April 19, 2023

The back and forth in the General Assembly over whether to send $356,701 to the Yuma school district to pay for mascot replacement is back to “no,” after lawmakers gave their final approval to the 2023-24 budget.

Senate Bill 214 is the budget bill that funds state government to the tune of $38.5 billion. It puts an extra $900 per pupil into K-12 education, adds $822 million to the Department of Health Care Policy and Financing to help with the transition in Medicaid when the federal designation of a public health emergency ends and gives State employees at five percent across the boar...

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