June 2, 2016 •
Kansas Lawmakers Punt on School Funding; Adjourn Session Sine Die
The Kansas Legislature has adjourned its 2016 session sine die today, June 1, 2016.
Following a decision by the state’s Supreme Court disapproving of how funding is distributed among public schools, many were expecting lawmakers to take action during its typically ceremonial session. Senate leaders, however, blocked any consideration of a school funding bill, causing both houses to adjourn the session.
Gov. Sam Brownback will now have to call a special session if any changes will be made prior to a court-imposed deadline of June 30. Many Republican senators, however, are pledging to defy the court’s ruling.
Photo of the dome of the Kansas State Capitol by Aviper2k7 on Wikimedia Commons.
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