House Offers Education Funding Hike - With A Catch

By: AP (Posted by Melissa Brunner)
By: AP (Posted by Melissa Brunner)

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) _ Negotiators in the Kansas House have given senators a proposal to solve the state's budget impasse, but it ties the issue to tax policy and education.

In what is essentially a take-it-or-leave-it plan, the House offered Friday to give the Senate what it wants on education spending increases for the next fiscal year. In exchange, the House wants an alternative tax-cut bill passed and a string of school policy changes approved.

Senators blocked debate on the tax plan earlier Friday. The plan would reduce the effects of tax cuts on future state budgets than the proposal currently awaiting Republican Gov. Sam Brownback's signature

Legislators were to meet again Saturday to discuss the options.

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