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AG Derek Schmidt statement on Kansas Supreme Court ruling in Gannon v. State

Release Date: Jun 14, 2019

TOPEKA – (June 14, 2019) – Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt issued the following statement on today's Kansas Supreme Court school-finance decision in Gannon v. State:

“After seven rounds of arguments at the Kansas Supreme Court and legislative responses to each prior decision, the Court today unanimously ruled the Kansas school finance system complies with the requirements of the state constitution. I am relieved this litigation has ended and should not recur as long as the Legislature and governor fulfill the promises they have made. At the end of the phase-in period, Kansas taxpayers will be spending – and public schools will be receiving – roughly $1 billion more each year than when this began. With this lawsuit now behind us, it’s time for a thoughtful conversation about whether this process we have witnessed over the past decade is really how Kansans want school finance decisions to be made.”

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