Legislative reaction to Gannon in Wichita Eagle

“Some lawmakers focused less on an amount and more on the ruling itself. Rep. Scott Schwab, R-Olathe, said he still objected to the court ruling on such matters.
‘The constitution tells us to fund a lot of things. Are you now able to sue the Legislature if you don’t get enough funds?’ Schwab asked Schmidt at the meeting. ‘This gets to be a very dark hole that the court is throwing us into.’
Schmidt told Schwab that the state had lost that argument and told him not to lose any sleep over it. He called the ruling respectful of the separation of powers and added that it allows lawmakers to show evidence for the rationale behind their funding decisions.”

We also see that Sen. Ty Masterson stated that the decision tells them to take funding from the wealthier districts and give it to the poorer districts, but that’s not how we read the decision.

Read more here:http://www.kansas.com/2014/03/10/3336835/kansas-lawmakers-reviewing-school.html#storylink=cpy

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