New Kansas House panel to work on school funding formula

The Latest on the opening day of the Kansas Legislature’s annual session (all times local):

Kansas House leaders plan to have a new and usually large budget subcommittee work on a new public school funding formula.

House Speaker and Olathe Republican Ron Ryckman Jr. appointed a 17-member K-12 Education Budget Committee ahead of Monday’s opening of the Legislature’s annual session.

GOP Gov. Sam Brownback has said he wants lawmakers to approve a new formula this year.

(Read more: The Salina Post)