Land Board rejects more money for education

Tom Luna won’t get increased funding out of the Idaho Land Board for public education for 2014-2015.

The Republican dominated board voted Tuesday to keep its funding for public education at $31.3 million, Idaho Education News reports.

Luna originally wanted $36.9 million to help pay for increasing enrollment and inflation, but pared his request down to $34 million.

Board members supported putting additional revenue into endowment reserves.

Land board members include: Gov. Butch Otter, Attorney General Lawrence Wasden, Secretary of State Ben Ysursa and Controller Brandon Woolf and Luna.

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