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Capitol report

July 14, 2005

The Kansas House and Senate have approved the Conference Committee Report on H Sub for SB 3, the Legislature's answer to a Supreme Court mandate to increase spending on public education in Kansas.

The plan, which adds another $148.4 million in state funding for Kansas public schools, won approval in the Senate, 26-11, and House, 75-48, on Wednesday, July 6.

The votes came on the 12th day of a special legislative session.

Here's how area lawmakers voted:

House

Yes: Rep. Marti Crow (D-Leavenworth), Rep. Candy Ruff (D-Leavenworth), Rep. Kenny Wilk (R-Lansing)

Senate

Yes: Sen. Mark Gilstrap (D-Kansas City, Kan.), Sen. Roger Pine (R-Law-rence)

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