Many Kansas lawmakers see school funding work as incomplete
June 11, 2017
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Many Kansas legislators see their work toward complying with a state Supreme Court mandate on public school funding as unfinished even though lawmakers passed an increase in spending. Some expect to be forced to return to the Statehouse this summer.
Legislators approved a bill last week that phases in a $293 million increase in aid to the state's 286 school districts over two years. Republican Gov. Sam Brownback has until June 19 to act on it and he and his aides haven't hinted at his plans.
If the plan becomes law, the Supreme Court still must review it. The justices...