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Republicans in Kansas Senate unveil school funding plan that would let districts increase property taxes

March 26, 2014


— Republican leaders in the Kansas Senate have outlined a new school funding plan that would give local districts extra authority to increase property taxes to supplement their state funds.

GOP leaders unveiled the plan Wednesday in a caucus of Republican senators.

The plan is designed to meet a Kansas Supreme Court mandate for the state to boost aid to poor districts.

The proposal would provide $134 million to poor districts. It would allow school districts to use property taxes to raise a local option budget of 33 percent. The state currently allows 31 percent.


Richard Heckler 3 years, 11 months ago

They still are breaking the laws. The must ante up in addition to allowing school districts to increase property taxes for administrative purposes and salary increases.

Also allow a sales tax in each district for administrative purposes such as salaries and funding new subjects or expanding areas of the arts.

To be approved by the voters.

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Would you favor a sales tax increase to provide more money for Lawrence teacher salaries? Of 5,198 votes increasing teacher salaries 4,204 votes in favor of increased teacher salaries.

Obey the laws you criminal like republicans. Fund the public schools as the law states. Resign your positions with the ALEC anti American Party!

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Richard Heckler 3 years, 11 months ago

What we have is right wing stonewalling throwing so much at voters it creates the appearance of something getting done.

In there end this anti American party will come back with their original agenda to defund and dismantle public education. Our tax dollars being laundered into chain of industrial school buildings that keeps taxpayers out of the picture. The bottom line is their objective.

David Reber 3 years, 11 months ago

Simply put: the legislature has a court order against them for creating gross financial inequities among school districts. The legislature responds by expanding the LOB, a.k.a. the source of financial inequities among districts.

Classy, GOP. Really classy.

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