Legislature approves new school funding plan: Next up Supreme Court


(Updated to reflect Senate approval of education plan)

Democratic Gov. Laura Kelly won a key legislative victory Thursday when the Republican-controlled Legislature agreed on a school funding plan it hopes will meet the demands of a state Supreme Court order to adequately fund education.

The House voted 76-47 and the Senate voted 31-8 to pass a plan that puts about $90 million into schools in 2020 and 2021 each, with the money intended to cover the cost of inflation to comply with the Supreme Court . . .


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