TOPEKA – The Kansas Supreme Court gave an “F” to the Legislature for fulfilling its Constitutional duty to adequately fund public schools, and some legislators were steamed when they returned to work last week for first time since the March 2 decision.
“There’s nothing that says they’re the supreme authority over us,” said Rep. John Whitmer, R-Wichita.
Did they make any suggestion whose taxes we should raise? Whitemer asked.
The Supreme Court ruling did not require a specific additional sum or even flatly order more money, although that’s the interpretation.