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The state legislature struck down a bill early Friday that a local education official said could have adverse effects on Emporia Public Schools.

BillFormerly known as the Sunflower Education Equity Act, it would have used state dollars to fund private education. Supporters of the bill say it could help Kansas families have more choices about where their children go to school, while opponents have argued that the bill would have negative effects on public education and cause unregulated schools to get state funding.