This situation contains the makings of a deal on school funding. The Senate should accept the House package as the short-term fix we need for the next two years. The House should accept the Senate’s call for a school-finance commission to develop a long-term redesign of school finance before the 2019 legislative session.
A deal between the two chambers is still possible before the special legislative session ends on August 16. The House has expressed its readiness to accept the short-term/long-term deal described above. But the Senate needs to get on the same page.