Senate and House GOP leaders in Topeka have insisted that lawmakers pass a constitutional amendment stating that the Legislature has sole authority to determine how state money is spent. But the state’s constitution should be amended only when there are no other options. And that should be determined by careful, nonemotional review â€” not rushed through during a special session in a fit of frustration. And here’s another rule of thumb: If you have to force lawmakers against their will to vote for an amendment by holding school funding hostage, it’s not a good amendment.
Posted by Phillip Brownlee
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