Conservative lawmakers call for education inspector general

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A pair of conservative Kansas senators are calling for creating an inspector general who would keep a close eye on public school spending.

The senators — Republicans Ty Masterson of Andover and Mary Pilcher-Cook of Shawnee — introduced the bill following an audit that found the state Education Department allocated millions more for transportation than authorized by state law.

“With over half of the state budget dedicated for K-12 education, it is essential the public can trust that those dollars are being spent according to the law," Masterson said in a statement.

However, there’s some pushback from those who . . .

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