Colyer signs school funding bill


Gov. Jeff Colyer shakes hands with representatives after speaking to a joint session of the Kansas Legislature at the Statehouse in Topeka, Kan., Wednesday, Feb. 7, 2018. (AP Photo/Orlin Wagner)

TOPEKA — Kansas Gov. Jeff Colyer has signed an education funding bill despite a multi-million dollar flaw in the bill’s language.

Because of an accounting error, the bill calls for a $454 million spending increase, which is $80 million less than intended.

The bill is aimed at addressing a state Supreme Court’s ruling that funding for schools is inadequate. A lawyer for the school districts that sued the state said the bill doesn’t do enough to address that problem.

During Tuesday’s signing at a Topeka High School, Colyer spoke in support of the bill but called on lawmakers to fix the error when they reconvene April 26.


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