House panel approves constitutional amendment; Senate to debate education plan Thursday


The battle over education funding escalated Wednesday when a House panel approved a constitutional amendment giving the Legislature exclusive authority to decide whether Kansas schools are adequately bankrolled.

The House Judiciary Committee voted 12-10 to approve the resolution calling for a constitutional amendment, which is intended to settle years of litigation over how schools are financed.

The bill now goes to the full House, where it will face a steep uphill fight to get the required two-thirds approval for passage. The resolution needs approval from two-thirds of each chamber and must be ratified by Kansas voters to . . .


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