Topeka — The Kansas House and Senate are taking different positions on cutting state funding for public schools.
The House voted 70-54 on Tuesday for $13.4 billion budget bill that reduces aid to education by almost $26 million in the fiscal year that begins July 1.
But the Senate approved on a 26-14 vote a proposed budget for fiscal 2010 with no cuts in education funding. Its total spending plan is $13.3 billion.
The final version of the fiscal 2010 budget will be written by House and Senate negotiators.
Both chambers’ proposed budgets would use federal stimulus funds to prevent a deficit by the end of fiscal year 2010.