Revenue from the state’s 6.3% sales tax, which is slated to drop to 5.7% on July 1, might be needed if the state loses its appeal in a school funding lawsuit, Gov. Sam Brownback said last week.

Kansas was ordered by a Shawnee County District Court in January to increase local aid to education by $440 million a year. That ruling has been appealed to the state Supreme Court and is currently under mediation.

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