Governor Mike Pence wants a one percent increase for K through 12 school funding in each of the next two years. Schools would have to earn the extra money in the second year.
The governor’s budget includes around 190 million new dollars for K-12 schools. But Crothersville Democratic Representative Terry Goodin said that’s not enough.
"Our public schools are the number one economic development tool in our state," said Goodin. "So if that’s the case, we need to fund those economic development tools properly. One percent’s probably not going to do that."