‘Suitable’ funding term still sparks legal debate

Rep. Steven Johnson
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The third week of the Kansas Legislative session saw most work continuing to advance in committees. We were able to work a couple of bills in the tax committee that are now ready for action before the full house. Those bills include one for Thomas County and another that clarifies the definition of special fuels relating to road fuel tax.

Other topics were reviewed in various committees and caucuses. The history of article 6 of the Kansas constitution was reviewed, specifically the 15 words at the start of section 6b. That is the statute at the heart of the school funding lawsuit. It reads: “The legislature shall make suitable provision for finance of the educational interests of the state.”

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