Much to do before April 6-24 recess

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Opinion

March 28, 2018 - 11:00 PM

When it comes to funding schools, Kansas lawmakers know they’re in a hurry.

The state Supreme Court has set an April 30 deadline for submitting a new plan. That gives the right honorables about a month. But there’s a significant rub: The Legislature is scheduled to be off April 6-26.

There are other complicating factors. Some lawmakers remain insistent that a constitutional amendment be passed that would minimize future school spending. Also, a report by a consultant just recommended massive increases in spending if lawmakers want to meet educational goals.

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