The Latest: Kansas House rejects $522M boost in school aid
April 1, 2018
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — The Latest on Kansas legislators' debate over increasing spending on public schools (all times local):
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...