I received a Legislative update recently in which Senator Dow wrote “..we made the largest one-time investment in education in Maine history, putting the state’s share of funding for local public schools at 55%..” Sadly, there are two things very wrong with that statement. 1 - The truth is, state funding of education is not 55% in spite of a law requiring that passed in 2004 by Maine voters. The state law for the budget says “(13) For fiscal year 2017-18, the target is 49.14%. (14) For fiscal year 2018-19, the target is 50.14%.” It’s in the section on pages 631-632...