Kansas Legislative Session Update

By Bryan McLoone | bmcloone@nexstar.tv

Published 01/20 2014 06:09PM

Updated 01/20 2014 06:55PM

FRANKLIN, KS.--- Going into the second week of the Kansas Legislative Session, a lot of the talk is around what to do with education after a school funding lawsuit being looked at by the Kansas Supreme Court is decided.

"We assume that the supreme court is going to issue a ruling sometime in the next week or two. Once we see what they have to say, we're going to have to make some decisions after that," said Senator Jacob LaTurner, Kansas District 13. 

Governor Sam Brownback would like to focus giving money back to higher education and funding all day kindergarten throughout the State of Kansas.

"We'll put 16 million dollars a year for the next five years into all day kindergarten, and it will end up being 80 million dollars or so," said LaTurner. 

"We've been spending a lot of time talking about budget issues and some things that the governor's proposed that I'm curious to see where the funding will come from," said Senator Julie Menghini, Kansas District 3. 

State representative Julie Menghini says she has a concern with spending more money on education because the state's expenses are increasing.

"I hope that we deal with it honestly and in a forthright manner. Not in a show game of switching funds from one entity to another," said Menghini. 

The other topic being discussed right now in Topeka is the overall budget in the state. Governor Brownback presented the state's budget last week. He announced revisions to the two year budget. The 2014 is $30 million more than lawmakers approved.

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