Latest Supreme Court ruling on education could be hard to fund, leading lawmakers say

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Less than a day after the Kansas Supreme Court ordered the state to put maybe as much $400 million more into schools, leading lawmakers were already grappling with how the state can afford to pick up the tab.

"This last decision is putting us on shaky ground," House Speaker Ron Ryckman Jr. said in an interview on Tuesday. "It's a zero-sum game. There's only so much taxpayer money."

Early estimates have indicated that the state could have to add between $250 million and $400 million to the $522 million already allocated this year for schools over the . . .

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