The Latest: Kansas lawmakers hope for progress on schools


TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — The Latest on the Kansas Legislature's debate on raising taxes to fix the state budget (all times local):

4:20 p.m.

Kansas legislators hope to make progress later this week on a measure that would boost spending on public schools.

A House committee on school finance on Wednesday discussed a plan to phase in a $750 million increase in aid to schools over five years. Chairman and Olathe Republican Larry Campbell said he hopes the committee can vote Friday.

The state spends more than $4 billion a year on aid to its public schools. Boosting spending would provide more doll...

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