With a narrow 61-54 vote, the state passed a $6.7 billion budget for schools.
They may have put the cart before the horse however.
The budget depends on making the temporary tax increase permanent.
The plan would increase funding for early childhood education by $35 million dollars and general state aid by $132 million.
But it appears that politicians may have to break their temporary income tax promise in order to keep their education spending increase promise.