The Latest: Kansas House rejects $522M boost in school aid


TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — The Latest on Kansas legislators' debate over increasing spending on public schools (all times local):

4:15 p.m.

The Kansas House has rejected a proposal to phase in a $522 million increase in aid to the state's public schools over five years.

The vote Monday was 65-55 against giving first-round approval to a bill that Republican leaders believed would meet a Kansas Supreme Court mandate to boost education funding. The court ruled in October that the state's current spending of more than $4 billion a year is not sufficient under the state constitution.

Leaders of the H...

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