Kansas Reps. Marvin Kleeb (from left), Jerry Henry and Ron Ryckman, wrangled over school funding issues this week.
Kansas Reps. Marvin Kleeb (from left), Jerry Henry and Ron Ryckman, wrangled over school funding issues this week. John Hanna The Associated Press
Kansas Reps. Marvin Kleeb (from left), Jerry Henry and Ron Ryckman, wrangled over school funding issues this week. John Hanna The Associated Press

Kansas Senate school equity fix advances, but a similar House plan dies

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