June 12, 2017 •
Kansas Legislature Adjourns Regular Session
The Kansas Legislature adjourned the 2017 regular session on June 10, 2017. The session went 13 days beyond the scheduled 100 days, but lawmakers finally approved a two-year budget.
Lead by a group of moderate Republicans and Democrats, a $1.2 billion tax increase will reverse spending cuts spearheaded by Gov. Sam Brownback in 2012. Many on both sides of the aisle believe these cuts failed to kick-start the state’s economy as promised.
Lawmakers could be called into a special session in July, however, if a funding formula for public schools does not satisfy the state’s supreme court.
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