Kansas school finance amendment considered in House

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April 15, 2011

Kansas

TOPEKA, Kansas: The Kansas Legislature ends session in late May, but until then, there is still some work to do if a proposed school finance amendment is going to be placed on the ballot. The measure may appear on the 2012 ballot if approved by the legislature. According to reports, the measure would change the Kansas Constitution to require that lawmakers provide "equitable" state funding for schools, instead of "suitable," as it currently says in the constitution. Proponents of the measure hope that this change would prevent future litigation filed against the state.[1][2]

According to the current history of the measure, the most recent action it has seen was recommendation by the House Education Committee on March 22, 2011. A 2/3rds vote in both chambers of the Kansas State Legislature is required to refer an amendment to the ballot.

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