Blue Valley Post: Johnson County pro-education groups encourage voters to retain Supreme Court justices
As the 2016 campaigns enter their final days, a group of pro-education Johnson County activists are urging voters to retain all of the state Supreme Court justices on this year’s ballot.
The move comes as allies of Gov. Sam Brownback have stepped up efforts to oust four justices who have frequently ruled against initiatives favored my more conservative legislators, particularly on school finance issues.
Representatives of Stand Up Blue Valley as well as Game On for Kansas Schools and Johnson County Educators gathered on the steps of the Johnson County Courthouse in Olathe Tuesday for a press conference highlighting their position on the issue.
“Extremist legislators and Governor Brownback have made it their mission over the last four years to defund our public schools,” said Erica Massman, one of the Stand Up Blue Valley founders.