House Speaker Ron Ryckman Jr., R-Olathe, answers questions from reporters after the House passed a five-year, $500 million increase in school funding on Tuesday, April 3, 2018. The House had rejected that same bill a day earlier.
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Topeka — The Kansas House on Tuesday passed a school funding bill that would phase in more than $500 million a year in new education funding over the next five years, one day after rejecting the same bill.

On Monday, House Bill 2445 received only 55 votes in favor of advancing it to final action, while 65 members opposed…