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Scramble to finish state budget causes costly error in school aid

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As lawmakers scrambled to finish the new state budget last month, they apparently made a costly mistake.

State school superintendent Tony Evers said legislators decided how much state aid schools would get by using outdated figures from 2007, instead of the numbers from last year.

And that's why districts like Madison, New Berlin and Oconomowoc will get 15 percent less in state money instead of the maximum cut of 10 percent that lawmakers had generally agreed to.

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