Monday, September 27

Kansas Supreme Court usurps legislature’s authority

As Governor Brownback, the Kansas Legislature, and the voters who put them there push for limited government and lower taxes, the State Supreme Court could attempt to force the opposite. Ultimately, this appropriations battle hinges on the question of authority and what “adequate school funding” is. Which branch of the Kansas state government has the final word on how the state’s taxes and revenues are spent? Although this particular question is unique to Kansas, the final outcome of the controversy could have far-reaching implications for education funding across the states.