Coalition forming to push constitutional amendment on education

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A broad and potentially influential coalition is forming to push a constitutional amendment that's aimed at ending the legal wrangling over state funding for education.

A new group called the Kansas Coalition for Fair Funding formed Wednesday with the goal of pushing for passage of a constitutional amendment that would need support from Kansas voters and two-thirds of the Legislature.

The new coalition comes as lawmakers grapple with how to meet a state Supreme Court mandate requiring the Legislature to increase funding for elementary and secondary education.

Just last week, a consultant recommended spending up to $2 billion . . .

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