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Jan. 17, 2012CHILLICOTHE, MO | By: Wayman
Chillicothe's representative says the state's school funding formula is shaping up this legislative session to be another case of urban verses rural.
Mike Lair chairs the house' education appropriations committee. With revenue shortfalls blocking large amounts of new money to public schools, any help for the poorer districts might have to come from cuts to larger suburban ones. Lair says lawmakers are already starting to take sides based on pressure from home.