Kansas lawmakers seek progress on schools, work on tax hike
May 12, 2017
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas legislators hoped Friday to make progress on a plan to boost spending on public schools after they advanced a bill that would provide a modest amount of new revenue by closing a few tax exemptions.
A special House committee was considering a bill that would phase in a $762 million increase in aid to the state's 286 local school districts over five years. But some legislators questioned whether the measure would satisfy the Kansas Supreme Court, which ruled in March that education funding is inadequate.
Legislators have been debating proposals to roll back past i...