Topeka A south-central Kansas senator is asking his counterparts to approve a resolution that in part states that Kansans can’t use tax dollars to sue for more tax dollars.
Sen. Dick Kelsey, a Goddard Republican who is running for Congress, testified Monday before the Senate Judiciary Committee on a resolution concerning the separation of powers in Kansas. Kelsey says he and others are concerned about the potential for the courts to order legislators to spend more money again on schools.
More than 70 districts are asking the Kansas Supreme Court to reopen a 2006 ruling that forced more education spending. Kelsey says he has heard repeatedly from constituents that the practice should be prevented, regardless if the lawsuit is financed by state or local taxes.