The Senate approved a bill early Sunday to phase in a $534 million increase in education funding over five years. The vote was 21-19.
The House approved the bill on a 63-56 vote. The measure goes to Republican Gov. Jeff Colyer, who has already endorsed it publicly.
The Kansas Supreme Court ruled in October that the state’s current education funding of more than $4 billion a year isn’t sufficient. Many Democrats said the plan will not satisfy the court.
Senate GOP leaders backed a plan to phase in a $274 million increase. They said the bigger plan will eventually force a tax increase.
Kansas Governor Jeff Colyer talked to Fox 4’s Rob Collins about the plan and how it will impact Metro families.