If the Kansas House’s approval of more funding for public schools seemed too good to be true, it was. The House voted Tuesday to add $50 million to K-12 funding next fiscal year. That was $27 million less than what the Senate approved, but still an important statement that House lawmakers agree that schools need more funding. Then Wednesday, the House rammed through a massive tax cut that likely means the state won’t have the money to pay for the funding increase. What’s more, the projected billion-dollar deficits in coming years will mean more big budget cuts for schools and social services.
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