Governor signs school funding bill

State News

April 8, 2019 - 10:08 AM

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Gov. Laura Kelly has signed legislation to increase public school funding a day after Kansas lawmakers approved the plan.

Kelly, a Democrat, signed the bill at a ceremony Saturday, saying she was following through on a campaign promise to be the state’s “education governor” and to try to end a protracted education funding lawsuit.

The bill was a measure pushed by Kelly in hopes of satisfying a court mandate for more school funding. 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.

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