A sharply divided Kansas Senate averted a politically disastrous shutdown early Sunday and passed a five-year, $525 million plan to fund education to meet a court order to adequately fund schools.
The chamber dodged a looming midnight deadline for completing its business when the House agreed to a joint resolution at the last minute to extend the legislative session beyond Saturday.
Just a few minutes more and the session would've ended without a school bill.
The Legislature is up against an April 30 deadline to . . .