Schmidt implores Legislature not to delay passage of school finance bill


Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt on Friday warned the Legislature not to delay passage of a school  finance bill any longer.

Schmidt pointed out that the Legislature is well beyond the March 1 deadline that he recommended for lawmakers to finish their work on an education plan.

“Each day of delay further damages the state’s ability to prepare a proper defense of whatever work product the Legislature eventually produces,” Schmidt wrote.

Lawmakers are grappling with how to meet a state Supreme Court ruling that found the state was inadequately funding education.

Schmidt urged lawmakers not to adjourn for their . . .


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