Topeka, KS – The Kansas Truth Caucus, a coalition of principled conservative legislators in both chambers, issued the following statement: "Yesterday, the Kansas Supreme Court again demonstrated their willingness to waive a gavel and dictate appropriation levels from the bench, ignoring the Legislature’s constitutional authority to appropriate funds. The absurdity of endless lawsuits funded by taxpayers, suing taxpayers, for more taxpayer money continues with no end in sight.
Topeka, KS – The Kansas Truth Caucus has released the following statement providing initial reaction to the release of the school finance study today: “The highly anticipated release of the school finance cost study has produced more questions than answers. Fundamental errors in one of the study’s appendices call into question the validity of the recommendation, as well as the credibility of the study itself. It should not come as a surprise to anyone that a government study
Topeka, KS – On Tuesday, March 6th, the House Taxation Committee held a hearing on HB 2740, a bill which would increase the statewide property tax levy for K-12 education. Under the bill, the statewide mill levy, which is currently at 20.00 mills, would increase in stages – to 26.76 mills in school year 2018-19, to 32.82 mills in school year 2019-20, and eventually increase to 38.43 mills in school year 2020-21. In response to this proposal, the Kansas Truth Caucus issued the
The Kansas Truth Caucus issued the following statement in response to the Legislative Post Audit study, which revealed the Kansas Department of Education may have violated state law by misallocating as much as $405 million in taxpayer dollars over a period of several decades through the transportation weighting factor:
“We are deeply concerned when taxpayer dollars appear to be misallocated in direct violation of state law. Elected legislators are constitutionally responsib
The Kansas Truth Caucus, a coalition of conservative legislators from both the House and Senate, released the following statement to the Special Committee on Comprehensive Response to School Finance Decision: “For over 25 years, the cycle of litigation has conveyed uncertainty to our schools, our teachers, our families, and most of all, Kansas students. As the Special Committee meets, we encourage our colleagues to remain firm on the principles that the law must be followed a
"The Kansas Supreme Court today issued another "long-awaited" ruling in the never-ending Gannon school finance case. This decision, which is as unsurprising as it is absurd, ensures that our schools and our state will remain in litigation indefinitely. This newest missive from the often-overturned Court is simply the latest installment in the "rinse and repeat" rulings we have come to expect for over a quarter-century: the Court declares the formula unconstitutional and the L