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Top Kansas Lawmakers Hire Lawyer for School Funding Lawsuit

Associated Press - March 10, 2016 9:41 am

Top Kansas lawmakers have hired a Kansas City-area attorney to represent the Legislature in a school funding lawsuit.

The Republican-dominated Legislature’s top seven leaders voted Thursday to hire Toby Crouse of Overland Park to help lawmakers collect evidence and build a record for the state Supreme Court.

The court ruled last month that a 2015 school funding law shorts poor school districts on their state aid. The justices threatened to shut down public schools unless lawmakers fix the problems before July.

Legislators approved spending $50,000 for an attorney, and Republicans began looking for a lawyer.

Senate President Susan Wagle of Wichita said legislative leaders needed to act quickly because lawmakers are already considering school funding proposals.

But the Legislature’s two Democratic leaders were wary of moving so quickly.

Larry Elmquist

March 11, 2016 at 12:27 pm

I’d like to be helpful at this point. May I suggest that the Governor and legislature create a cabinet position and call it State Attorney General, in turn, he or she could hire additional attorneys and they could serve the state to do the “work of the people”. If this is too radical, I apologize.

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