A constitutional amendment giving the Kansas Legislature exclusive power to finance education was introduced Thursday afternoon.
The House tax committee introduced the resolution calling for the amendment at the request of Kansas Coalition for Fair Funding, an evolving group which is expected to include highway contractors, mental health advocates, agriculture, business and others.
The amendment, which would need approval from two-thirds of the Kansas House and the Senate, stipulates that the Kansas Legislature would determine what constitutes suitable finance of education. The amendment would have to be approved by voters.
"The determination of the total amount of funding that . . .