House agrees to Senate school finance plan amid tense negotiations


After three days of sometimes testy and confrontational negotiations, House lawmakers agreed to accept the Senate's plan for funding public education to satisfy a state Supreme Court mandate to adequately fund schools.

With the House-Senate conference committee nearing the brink of an impasse early Wednesday night, the House relented and accepted Gov. Laura Kelly's school finance plan that the Senate passed in mid-March. It gets the Legislature one step closer to passing an education plan. The bill will run on Thursday.

The bill also includes policies advocated by the House, including one that could potentially broaden . . .


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