Kansas House adopts school finance fix

Posted at 11:35 PM, Apr 28, 2018
and last updated 2018-04-29 00:49:13-04

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Kansas House members passed legislation Saturday that will fix a multi-million dollar error in the new school finance law. 

House members wrestled over the bill for three-hours to fix the $80 million dollar error in the newly passed school finance law Saturday morning.

The $525 million law came in response to the state Supreme Court's ruling that schools are not properly funded. 

The final bill passed with 92-27 votes and now goes to the Senate.

Governor Jeff Colyer says the bill has bipartisan support.

"The original bill was a divisive one. 63 votes is what it got. Today, we got over 90. It's a bi-partisan agreement that we work forward. We take care of the issue, we get it done." said Gov. Colyer.

The Senate was not in session today. Senators return to work on Monday and are expected to take up this school finance fix.