Government & Politics

April 9, 2014 10:22 PM

Extra taxing authority won’t offset cutbacks for Johnson County schools

The Kansas Legislature’s response to a court order on school funding at first seemed like a backdoor victory for Johnson County’s relatively wealthy schools. Districts in richer areas are promised new powers to raise their property taxes. Yet early analysis of the legislation awaiting Gov. Sam Brownback’s signature or veto — and not still fully understood in state education circles — suggests any funding boon may be fleeting.

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