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Conservatives seek to put strings on new Kansas school funds


March 13, 2019

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — If Kansas' highest court is going to force state lawmakers to boost public education funding again, some conservative Republicans want something in return, including a say in how the extra money is spent and a voucher program to allow bullied kids to switch to private schools.

A state House committee expects to hold hearings this week on a public-school funding bill drafted by its conservative chairwoman and introduced Tuesday. It's an alternative to Democratic Gov. Laura Kelly's proposal for an increase of roughly $90 million in the state's more than $4 billion a year...

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