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Obama's Comedian-In-Chief, And Kansas Advocacy Groups On 'Gannon' Ruling

Luke X. Martin
KCUR 89.3
The Kansas Supreme Court's ruling on Monday in the case of 'Ganon v. State of Kansas,' "has the capacity to end the battle over school funding," says Mary O'Halloran, board member of the advocacy group Kansas Families for Education.

Not only is David Litt one of the youngest presidential speechwriters ever, but he also has the distinct (dis)honor of deplaning Air Force One in his pajamas. Today, Litt shares stories about his time writing jokes — and some serious stuff, too — for President Barack Obama. Then, Kansas advocacy groups react to a ruling from that state's supreme court on the most recent school funding formula proposal. We'll also speak with the attorney representing several school districts in the long-running Gannon v. State of Kansas case.

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