Republican Leaders Unsure Of How Education Funding Will Be Addressed

Republican leaders are saying Kansas lawmakers could consider an education funding proposal Wednesday in response to a recent state Supreme Court decision.

Senate President Susan Wagle initially said Tuesday that she and other leaders of the GOP-dominated Legislature did not plan to take up education funding issues. Lawmakers planned to convene Wednesday for a ceremony formally adjourning their annual session.

But top Republican legislators emerged from a private meeting with Gov. Sam Brownback unsure of their plans.

If lawmakers don’t act Wednesday, Brownback would have to call a special session to consider additional school funding fixes.

The court on Friday rejected some changes made earlier this year by legislators. The justices gave lawmakers until June 30 to respond or face the possibility that schools would remain closed.