Republican Gov. Sam Brownback has until June 19 to act on the school funding bill and he and his aides haven’t hinted at his plans.
Gov. Brownback promised to veto an income tax increase approved by the GOP-controlled Kansas Legislature.
The Kansas House has approved a bill that would phase in a $280 million increase in the state’s spending on public schools .
The House was debating a proposal Wednesday afternoon to phase in a $280 million increase in education funding.
The Kansas House has rejected a proposal that would have raised income taxes to fix the state budget .
Some school leaders say they are now concerned schools could close July 1st.
Spending would be kept mostly at current levels, and the state would divert money from highway projects.
When they reconvene Monday, they’ll be only days away from the 100th day of their annual session and what is supposed to be their last.
Kansas legislators are delaying discussions about public school funding and raising taxes to fix the state budget.
Lawmakers are taking up a proposal to increase spending on public schools and a plan to raise a modest amount of new revenue.
Legislators acknowledge that they’re not sure a public school funding plan they’re considering would satisfy the state Supreme Court.
A Kansas lawmaker is suggesting that the state impose an extra fee on utility bills to provide new dollars for public schools.
Lawmakers to begin several days of debating and hearing testimony on school funding formula.
A committee outlined an education funding plan Tuesday that uses basic concepts from the state’s previous funding formula.
The Kansas Supreme Court will hand down its decision on school funding lawsuit filed in 2010 by four school districts.