State Rep. Jerry Lunn, R-Overland Park, warned University of Kansas chancellor Bernadette Gray-Little last week that KU and other state universities should prepare for significant decreases in funding if the Kansas Supreme Court orders legislators to increase funding to public schools, the Lawrence Journal-World reported. “You really do have a horse in this race,” Lunn told Gray-Little, even suggesting that she “talk to your friendly Supreme Court justices.” But Democratic lawmakers counter that any budget problems the state may face are due to the GOP’s massive income-tax cuts, not the court or K-12 education. “Where we are now is because of the actions that the Legislature and governor took,” said Sen. Laura Kelly, D-Topeka.
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