TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) Democrats in the Kansas Legislature are rolling out a proposal for funding public schools as the 2012 session gets under way.
Details were to be released Tuesday at news conferences in Johnson County and Topeka. Democratic leaders noted in announcing the news conferences that Kansas school districts have faced funding cuts in recent years.
House Minority Leader Paul Davis, of Lawrence, has said that some of the surplus revenue the state has collected this year should go toward restoring some of the cuts.
Republican Gov. Sam Brownback is proposing that the state rewrite the current funding formula to give school districts more authority to raise revenue. Brownback is also expected to propose modest increases in state funding when he announces his budget plan later this week.