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Legislature's Democrats File Protest over Just-Passed Kansas School Finance Bill

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Democrats in the Kansas Legislature have filed a formal protest against a bill passed last week to address spending for public education in the state. Republican supermajorities in the Statehouse quickly passed the bill in response to a state Supreme Court ruling that the current school finance formula was inequitable. The court threatened to close down public schools if the funding problems weren't addressed by the end of June. In their protest, Democrats say the bill benefits wealthier districts over poorer districts and doesn't consider the actual cost of public education. The Topeka Capital-Journal reported Monday that the Democrats' formal protest puts their objections to the bill in records that the Supreme Court will likely use to determine if the new law is constitutional.

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