KMUW: Kansas Supreme Court Justice Urges Mutual Respect Amid School Funding Debate
By SEAN SANDEFUR
Kansas Supreme Court Justice Caleb Stegall says it’s important for each of the state’s governmental branches to remain respectful. He said this as the issue of public school funding continues to play out over the next few weeks.
On Tuesday, State Senate Majority Leader Terry Bruce told the Associated Press that Kansas Supreme Court Justices have “gone out of their way to pick a fight.” It was in reference to the state’s highest court deciding that an attempt by the Legislature to make school funding more equitable wasn’t good enough.
The Supreme Court gave lawmakers until June 30 to the fix the issue or schools could close down. Bruce said that talk about defying the court’s order should be taken seriously.