Stephen Koranda

Democrats Present School Funding Plan to KS Board of Ed


hensley anthonySenator Anthony Hensley (D-Topeka). (Photo from kslegislature.org)The Kansas Board of Education today (TUE) heard the details of a school funding proposal put together by Democrats in the state legislature. The plan would increase education spending by $180 million over three years. Anthony Hensley, from Topeka, is the Senate's top Democrat.

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The bill also includes funding to help reduce property taxes. The Democratic plan is an alternative to one proposed by Governor Sam Brownback. The governor’s bill would include a smaller increase in education funding and would recalculate how education dollars are distributed.


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