The following statement is attributed to Senate Democratic Leader Anthony Hensley:
“Today’s decision once again validates what I have been saying throughout the school finance litigation. Kansas children are being left behind because Governor Brownback and Republican legislators have failed to pass an adequate and equitable school finance law.
“The Kansas Supreme Court has set an April 30 deadline, which three Supreme Court justices disagree with due to the last minute action on school finance by the 2017 Legislature. We cannot wait until the 2018 session to remedy these constitutional violations.
“Accordingly, I call upon the Legislative Coordinating Council to appoint a special committee to begin work now on resolving the flaws in Senate Bill 19, many of which I outlined in my Constitutional Protest back in June.”