Analysis: Politics will hinder work on Kansas schools plan
October 8, 2017
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Election-year politics will hinder efforts by Kansas officials to comply with a state Supreme Court demand for a new, fairer public school funding law that also significantly boosts spending.
Finding a solution that satisfies the court next year will force the Republican-controlled Legislature and soon-to-be GOP Gov. Jeff Colyer to consider a second big tax increase in as many years. An alternative would be big spending cuts in other parts of state government, which many lawmakers find equally unpalatable.
Colyer, now the lieutenant governor awaiting Republican Gov. Sa...