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January 20, 2013 12:00 AM

Kansas views on school funding, picking justices

Education funding – In his State of the State address Tuesday, Gov. Sam Brownback cited education as a cornerstone for economic prosperity. But he’s since pitched a modest increase in education funding that’s nowhere close to what’s necessary. He also promoted changing the state constitution to let a politically motivated Legislature determine how much money is needed for schools – a clear path to even deeper state cuts to education and an inevitable rise in property taxes at the local level to support schools.

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