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Attorneys for the state had argued that creating funding equity didn't necessarily mean the system needed more money overall. The Kansas Supreme Court disagreed. 

The court says lawmakers have until June 30th to fix the funding disparity issue. 

Here's a summary of the day's Kansas news headlines from the Associated Press, as compiled by KPR staff.

Two former Kansas governors, Republican Mike Hayden and Democrat John Carlin, take a critical look at the state of Kansas today.  Hayden and Carlin spoke at a forum sponsored by the bipartisan group, Women for Kansas.

The Kansas Supreme Court has rejected some of the education funding changes passed by the state legislature, and says all of the state's public schools must remain closed if the funding issues aren't resolved by June 30. 

Photo from the National Weather Service in Topeka.

More severe weather is possible Friday in central and eastern Kansas, although the risks of tornados is low.

The head of the Kansas Hospital Association says his group could even go to court to stop the cuts. 

Kansas news headlines from the Associated Press

Here's a look at area news headlines from the Associated Press, as compiled by KPR news staffers...and as always, no animals were harmed in the preparation of this news summary. 

The Lawrence Busker Festival Returns for its 9th year.

The Lawrence Busker Festival is a celebration of street performance of all kinds. It’s happening throughout downtown Lawrence all this weekend (May 27-29) with dozens of entertainers including musicians, magicians, mimes, sword-swallowers, fire-eaters,  jugglers and much more.

There are concerns that while the site itself is comparatively simple to navigate, the data itself is still confusing and sometimes inaccurate. 

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