Kansas Supreme Court: School funding increase wasn't enough
October 1, 2017
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — The Kansas Supreme Court ruled Monday that legislators did not increase spending on the state's public schools enough this year, hinting in its opinion that lawmakers fell hundreds of millions of dollars short a year of providing a suitable education for every child.
The decision puts the state in a tough spot: Another big school spending increase will force it to either make significant cuts elsewhere in the budget or raise taxes less than a year after the GOP-controlled Legislature rolled back past income tax cuts championed by Republican Gov. Sam Brownback.