GOP says no tax hike for court’s ‘unrealistic’ demand

Schools and taxes - two politically-charged topics - are on a collision course in 2018, when Kansas lawmakers will have to find more money for public education during an election year.

Any sizeable funding increase raises the possibility lawmakers will turn to additional taxes to pay for it, but Senate Republican leaders immediatly ruled out tax increases.

“As promised, Senate Republicans remain committed to providing every Kansas student with an exceptional education, however, raising taxes to fund this unrealistic demand is not going to happen,” the senators said.


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