The Cole County Circuit Court in Jefferson City is being asked to place the education funding lawsuit on the back burner. Attorney General Jay Nixon says the Legislature is going to have to deal with the problem eventually, anyway, so it only makes sense for the Legislature to get to work on the problem as soon as possible and to get the issue out of the courts, where expenses are adding up. Nixon says he’s encouraged that incoming Governor Matt Blunt and the Legislature have expressed an interest in resolving this matter. Nixon hopes to have a decision by the Court within the next few weeks.