June 7, 2016 •
Amid Mounting Pressure, Kansas Governor to Call Special Session
Gov. Sam Brownback announced a special session of the Legislature will take place to avoid closure of the state’s public schools.
The Kansas Supreme Court recently rejected the state’s school funding system and set a deadline of June 30 to fix the funding system’s shortcomings.
No official date has been set for the session, but Brownback indicated it will be next month.
The announcement comes after Democratic lawmakers began a petition to force a special session, as provided for in the Kansas Constitution. Republican lawmakers, however, have been staunchly against a special session; instead, they advocated fighting the ruling in federal court.
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