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 states 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 Kellys proposal to increase spending on public schools by roughly $90 million to several education policy changes favored by GOP lawmakers.
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