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Thu Apr 4, 2019, 05:47 PM

Kansas House approves governor's school aid plan

TOPEKA -- The Kansas House has approved Democratic Gov. Laura Kelly's plan for increasing public school funding in hopes of satisfying a court mandate.

The vote Thursday in the GOP-controlled chamber was 76-47. The Senate was expected to vote on the measure later Thursday, and its approval would send it to Kelly.

The bill ties Kelly's proposal to increase spending on public schools by roughly $90 million to several education policy changes favored by GOP lawmakers.

Kelly pushed her funding proposal as a way to end a protracted education funding lawsuit.

Read more: https://www.pressofatlanticcity.com/politics/wire/the-latest-kansas-house-approves-governor-s-school-aid-plan/article_98cc8bb0-b351-5581-8307-60cf15f468d3.html

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