House defeats effort for constitutional amendment linked to school finance

TOPEKA — The House this morning shot down a resolution that could have put a constitutional amendment on the November ballot to see if voters want to tell the Kansas Supreme Court it can’t direct the legislature how much to spend on schools.

The 79-44 vote fell five votes short of the two-thirds majority required to put a constitutional amendment on the ballot.

Several Representatives who voted in favor of the bill Tuesday changed their votes to defeat the proposal.

Learn more about the proposal here.

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