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House panel approves constitutional amendment; Senate to debate education plan Thursday

The battle over education funding escalated Wednesday when a House panel approved a constitutional amendment giving the Legislature exclusive authority to decide whether Kansas...
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Colyer backs House plan for resolving education funding dispute

Kansas Gov. Jeff Colyer said Wednesday morning that the $522 million plan approved by the House is a "good place" for solving the education...

Senate leadership refuses to run education finance bill until constitutional amendment passes

Pressure is mounting for a constitutional amendment on education finance after the Kansas House approved a new plan putting more than $500 million into...

House votes down education plan; chamber to try again Tuesday

(Updated to include more details of House education plan) A tug of war emerged in the Kansas House on Monday as lawmakers voted down a...

Coalition discloses members campaigning for constitutional amendment on schools

A coalition leading a campaign for a constitutional amendment on school funding revealed its members Monday afternoon, just before the Kansas House was set...

Constitutional amendment on school finance introduced

A constitutional amendment giving the Kansas Legislature exclusive power to finance education was introduced Thursday afternoon. The House tax committee introduced the resolution calling for...

House panel recommends $500 million for schools

A House committee early Wednesday evening recommended spending about $522 million more on schools to meet a Kansas Supreme Court ruling that found the state was...

Kansas House approves $5 million school security program

The Kansas House on Wednesday approved a $5 million plan for security upgrades at elementary and secondary schools across Kansas. The bill requires the state...

Coalition forming to push constitutional amendment on education

A broad and potentially influential coalition is forming to push a constitutional amendment that's aimed at ending the legal wrangling over state funding for...

Senate committee votes down creating education inspector general

A Senate committee voted down a proposal to create an inspector general who would keep a close eye on public school spending. The Senate Education Committee...