Monday, April 4, 2018
KOBACH TRUSTS KANSANS TO DECIDE — CALLS FOR CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT TO END TOPEKA’S STALEMATE
“It is time for the people of Kansas to terminate the endless cycle of K-12 finance litigation trapping our state. We need a constitutional amendment prohibiting unelected judges from hijacking the legislature’s power to make funding decisions. Only the elected representatives of the people have the authority to decide how much money to spend. Instead of legislative policy discussions focused on innovation, opportunity, and better outcomes for our children, legislators have been forced to cater to an agenda set by unelected judges.
“I trust Kansans to decide. Kansans understand budgeting, they understand efficiency, and they understand where a dollar is best spent. I favor a constitutional amendment giving the elected representatives of Kansans the sole authority to make the best decisions about the future of our schools, and ultimately our taxes. It is time for decisive, conservative leadership and I commend Senate President Wagle and Majority Leader Denning for standing strong in defense of the people of Kansas. The vested interests will fight to retain the status quo, but it’s time to give the people of Kansas the opportunity to vote on a constitutional amendment.”