UPDATE: Legislature passes school finance bill, sends it to governor

Photo credit: Bill McChesney

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 . . .


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