Kansas House Speaker Ray Merrick, right, a Stilwell Republican, confers with his communications director, Rachel Whitten, left, during the chamber's session, Friday, March 21, 2014, at the Statehouse ... more 
Kansas House Speaker Ray Merrick, right, a Stilwell Republican, confers with his communications director, Rachel Whitten, left, during the chamber's session, Friday, March 21, 2014, at the Statehouse in Topeka, Kan. Merrick says House Republican leaders will draft a new school funding plan devoid of provisions designed to increase the number of charter schools in the state, which were not discussed in negotiations with other lawmakers. (AP Photo/John Hanna) less 
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Associated Press | Photo By John Hanna
Fri, Mar 21, 2014 7:21 PM EDT