- Associated Press - Thursday, March 5, 2015

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) - Figures from Kansas legislative researchers show that total state aid to public schools would rise under a new Republican funding plan.

The figures released Thursday include increasing state contributions to teacher pensions.

For fiscal year 2014, which ended June 30, 2014, state aid would be nearly $3.9 billion.

For fiscal 2015, which began July 1, 2014, aid would be 4.06 billion, up $176.4 million, or 4.5 percent, from fiscal 2014.

For fiscal 2016, beginning July 1, it would be $4.16 billion, up $96.4 million, or 2.4 percent, from fiscal 2015.

For fiscal 2017, beginning July 1, 2016, it would be $4.22 billion, up $60.7 million, or 1.5 percent.

The cumulative 2014-2017 increase would be $333.4 million, or 8.6 percent.

The 2015-17 increase would be $157 million, or 3.9 percent.

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