The court has ordered lawmakers to enact a new, fairer education funding law that also significantly boosts spending on public schools.
The Kansas Supreme Court has ruled that legislators did not increase spending on schools enough this year and ordered a bigger increase.
Lawmakers put $293 million into schools. Could another $600 be on the way?
That law phases in a $293 million increase in education funding over two years.
The four districts’ attorneys detailed their objections to a new school finance law in written arguments filed ahead of a Supreme Court hear…
School district leaders around the state are preparing budgets.
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.