Kansas lawmakers wrestle with tax, school funding issues
May 18, 2017
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas legislators sorted through proposals Wednesday for raising new revenue to fix the state budget and wrestled with how much they need to increase spending on public schools to meet a court mandate.
The state faces projected budget shortfalls totaling $887 million through June 2019, and the Kansas Supreme Court ruled in March that the state's education funding is inadequate. The court gave lawmakers until June 30 to write a new school funding law.
Highlights of legislative debates Wednesday:
NEW TAX PROPOSALS
The Republican-controlled Legislature is having trou...