The Kansas Legislature isn’t close to coming up with a school funding formula.
However, lawmakers are working on a bill that looks a lot like the formula they scrapped in 2015 for block grants.
That bill, and the struggle this session to write it, is not just back from the past, but back 25 years from the past. That’s when another school funding suit bogged down the session.
When the history of Kansas school finance lawsuits is written — whenever that may be — two names will loom large. And they’re not governors, attorneys general or legislative bigwigs.