Senate turns back effort seeking to speed up school funding debate

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The Kansas Senate on Tuesday turned back an effort to accelerate the debate on school funding to meet a timeline set by the attorney general to comply with a court order to adequately fund schools.

Senate Minority Leader Anthony Hensley urged the Senate to amend an education-related bill in order to add $89 million to the $103 million the governor recommended for education in 2020-21 - the second year of her school-finance plan.

He also proposed increasing state base aid per student to $4,958 . . .

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