- Associated Press - Friday, March 7, 2014

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) - Gov. Sam Brownback and other Republican leaders in Kansas say a state Supreme Court ruling on public schools funding is reasonable.

Brownback said Friday he was pleased with the court’s ruling in a lawsuit filed by parents and school districts. The court found that the state is spending too little on schools.

The court ordered legislators to boost two types of aid by July 1. It returned the case to a lower court for more hearing on how much the state must spend overall to provide an adequate education for every child.

But Attorney General Derek Schmidt said the Legislature has multiple options for complying with the court’s July 1 deadlines. Schmidt said he was pleased that the justices didn’t impose a specific target for the state’s overall spending.

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