Fund schools, then take your April break

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Opinion

April 3, 2018 - 11:00 PM

Memo to Kansas Legislators:

For a minute there, it looked like Kansas lawmakers had made some real progress Tuesday on a school finance plan with some hope of satisfying the state Supreme Court.

The House passed a bill that would have put $500 million more into public schools over the next five years. But not so fast, cried GOP leaders in the Senate.

Republican Senate President Susan Wagle and Majority Leader Jim Denning said they won’t even debate education funding until after lawmakers approve a constitutional amendment that would declare the level of school funding no business of the court, “not subject to judicial review.”

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