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Thu Apr 5, 2018, 01:26 PM

Kansaas gop trying to throw out the courts involvement in school budget finances..

The courts have been raggin on the kansaas govt for years it seems...Telling them they need to fix the schools. I don't know what all needs fixin but the problem is with the rightwing handjobs refusing to cooperate with the courts..fuckers should be held in contempt. What the gop bastards want to do is take the courts out of the debate completely...they don't like being told what to do. So they want the voters to agree to a constitutional amendment that lets the legislature take full responsibility for understanding the "needs" of the school system...and as far as the republican handjobs are concerned..money isn't the fix...

Kansas Senate to debate school finance after Wagle and Denning blame Ryckman for delay,,

Senate GOP leaders are planning to debate school finance Thursday after blasting House leadership and abandoning a plan to stall until passage of a constitutional amendment.

Senate President Susan Wagle, R-Wichita, and Senate Majority Leader Jim Denning, R-Overland Park, denounced a five-year, $525 million House plan as fiscally irresponsible. A plan in the Senate would add $275 million to public schools.

Lawmakers face an April 30 deadline to present an adequate and equitable solution to the Kansas Supreme Court. Schools are asking for an initial $700 million increase, followed by a $400 million boost and eight years of $100 million additions.

The House Judiciary Committee on Wednesday advanced a resolution that would ask voters in November to revise the constitution and give the Legislature unilateral authority over funding for public schools. Speaker of the House Ron Ryckman, R-Olathe, decided not to bring the resolution before the full House this week, where there are 85 Republicans and 84 votes are needed.

Wagle and Denning had refused to debate a school funding plan until the constitutional amendment passed. In a joint statement, they said Ryckman asked them to delay while he gathered support for the amendment.

“It is unfortunate that he is unwilling to debate the amendment on the House floor, denying Kansans an opportunity to have a say on how their tax dollars are spent,” Wagle and Denning said. “After wasting two days at the speaker’s request, we will debate the Senate’s school finance plan.”

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