ksal.com

Salina, KS

Now: 21 °F

Currently: Cloudy

Hi: 21 °F | Lo: 20 °F

Thursday

Hi: 52 °F 

Lo: 37 °F

Friday

Hi: 68 °F 

Lo: 50 °F

Saturday

Hi: 76 °F 

Lo: 38 °F

Sunday

Hi: 62 °F 

Lo: 40 °F

Monday

Hi: 66 °F 

Lo: 46 °F

Mowery Clinic
Santa Stash 2017

Kansas House Rejects Bill on Increased Spending on Public Schools

Associated Press - June 5, 2017 4:17 pm

The Kansas House has rejected a bill that would have raised income taxes and increased spending on public schools.

The vote Monday was 91-32 against a bill that would have raised more than $1 billion over two years with higher taxes. The measure also would have phased in a $293 million increase in aid to public schools over two years.

Republican leaders tied tax and school funding measures together in a single bill to make it easier to pass a tax increase. But Democrats and many Republicans objected to the tactic.

Legislative researchers also projected that the bill might not quite close projected budget shortfalls totaling $889 million through June 2019.

The spending increase was a response to a Kansas Supreme Court ruling in March that education funding is inadequate.

City of Salina