Brownback pledges $600M for education

After years of fighting with the Kansas Supreme Court over education funding, Gov. Sam Brownback on Tuesday reversed course and called for hundreds of millions more for public schools.

He immediately came under attack from Republican leaders, while Democrats were more warm to the proposal but questioned the details.

The Republican governor said during his final State of the State speech that he wants an additional $600 million in school funding over the next five years. But he said he won’t call for a tax increase, and he offered no plan in the speech for how Kansas can reach his funding goal during a time of tight budgets.


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