The House has given its preliminary approval to legislation that's designed to restrain education spending throughout the state.
Backers of the bill say it will also expand educational opportunities for students in smaller districts. The legislation was approved by a vote of 88 to 55.
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Education committee chairman Dave Sharpe says the bill is a response to concerns voiced by many voters last fall about the rising burden of property taxes.