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In this July 18, 2017 file photo, Chief Justice Lawton Nuss, third from left, lead justices to their seats to hear arguments on a school funding case before the Kansas Supreme Court in Topeka, Kan. The Court ruled Monday, Oct. 2, 2017, that legislators did not increase spending on the state's public schools enough this year, hinting in its opinion that lawmakers fell hundreds of millions of dollars short a year of providing a suitable education for every child. The court rejected the state's arguments that a new law phasing in a $293 million increase in funding over two years was enough to provide a suitable education for each of the state's 458,000 students. (Orlin Wagner, File/AP)
In this July 18, 2017 file photo, Chief Justice Lawton Nuss, third from left, lead justices to their seats to hear arguments on a school funding case before the Kansas Supreme Court in Topeka, Kan. The Court ruled Monday, Oct. 2, 2017, that legislators did not increase spending on the state's public schools enough this year, hinting in its opinion that lawmakers fell hundreds of millions of dollars short a year of providing a suitable education for every child. The court rejected the state's arguments that a new law phasing in a $293 million increase in funding over two years was enough to provide a suitable education for each of the state's 458,000 students. (Orlin Wagner, File/AP)
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In just a few months, the Kansas legislature will gavel in and funding for public schools will be at the top of the agenda. It's a perpetual problem — but this year lawmakers are facing a deadline imposed by the state's Supreme Court, and 2018 is an election year.

Sam Zeff (@samzeff) from KCUR reports.

This segment aired on October 25, 2017.

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