Members of the House have agreed that $175-Million is needed to fully fund public schools and have approved a $200-Million funding package to get there. The funding package barely squeezed through the House without a vote to spare as critics assailed its reliance on eliminatingbenefits and discounts businesses have enjoyed for years. Sponsor James Foley of St. Ann doesn’t view his bill as anti-business. Foley’s bill also relies heavily on increased revenue from casinos. It would raise admission fees by a dollar to raise nearly $50-Million and would create a graduated tax structure for the riverboats to raise another $50-Million. The bill now moves to the Senate.