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Kan. House to Study Governor’s All-Day K Proposal

Associated Press - January 14, 2014 1:41 pm

The Kansas Senate has approved regulations for counselors who help consumers navigate an online insurance marketplace created by the federal health care overhaul strongly opposed by most Republican state officials.

The Kansas Senate has approved regulations for counselors who help consumers navigate an online insurance marketplace created by the federal health care overhaul strongly opposed by most Republican state officials.

Kansas House Republicans are forming a committee to study Gov. Sam Brownback’s proposal to increase funding for all-day kindergarten.

House Speaker Ray Merrick announced Tuesday that he had asked a group of legislators to review the plan before the chamber acts on it.

Brownback announced in December that he wanted to increase funding for all-day kindergarten over five years. The first year would cost $16 million, increasing by the same amount until fully funded at more than $80 million in the fifth year.

Currently, nearly all of the state’s 286 school districts provide all-day kindergarten. The program is funded with existing state aid, such as money allocated for students at-risk of academic failure, or general school revenues.

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