State laws passed in recent years that require an additional $174 million in public school spending for the 2009-10 school year may be repealed or not funded, said Kansas Senate Majority Leader Derek Schmidt as legislators deal with projected budget shortfalls in fiscal 2009 and fiscal 2010.

One law requires an increase in education funding based on the inflation rate. A bill passed in 2008 mandates a hike in basic education aid of $59 in per-pupil funding, which will cost the state $32 million a year.

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