UPDATED: State asks Supreme Court to dismiss school funding lawsuit; plaintiffs say not so fast

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(Updated with contents from plaintiffs' briefs and links to the documents.)

The state of Kansas on Monday asked the state Supreme Court to end the long-running lawsuit over school funding, emphasizing the Legislature has injected almost $1 billion into education during the last three years.

"The state has now achieved constitutional compliance, and this court should dismiss this lawsuit," wrote Toby Crouse, the state's solicitor general.

"This lawsuit was filed more than eight years ago and the trial occurred in June 2012," he wrote. "Any evidence relevant to the issues in this case has long gone stale and . . .


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