UPDATED: Governor signs education bill, line item vetoes enrollment provision


(Updated with more complete comments from governor, key Republican senator and public education advocates, with edits throughout)

Weeks of intense speculation were answered Thursday when Gov. Laura Kelly signed the new education budget but vetoed a provision that could have cost funding for school districts with declining enrollment.

Kelly signed the $6.3 billion elementary and secondary education budget with reservations, including the item she vetoed that would have changed how school enrollment would be calculated to determine funding in the school finance formula.

Kelly said the . . .


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