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Protect federal funding for special ed

The Kansas Senate acted responsibly in increasing state funding for special education by $26.3 million this fiscal year. Now the House, which didn't include this funding in its budget bill, needs to agree to the increase. The increase was needed in order not to lose about $25 million in federal funding in future years. It would be pound-foolish to lose this federal funding, especially when special education already is underfunded.