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FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — A state budget plan awaiting action by a Kentucky House panel sticks with the governor's recommendation for a funding increase for elementary and secondary education.

The House version outlined Monday drops a recommendation by Gov. Steve Beshear that would have let county property valuation administrators charge new fees to special taxing districts. The House plan provides an extra $2 million in operating funds for PVAs.

The House budget committee could vote on the plan Tuesday. The full House is expected to take up the budget this week.

The House plan closely mirrors Beshear's proposal to increase funding for the state's main funding formula for kindergarten through 12th-grade classrooms. Rep. Kelly Flood says the proposal will result in better education.

The House plan includes funding to hire more social workers and provide pay raises for court employees.

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