Budget bill to conference

NEIGHBORS Not a lot of action at the Capitol last week, but at least some movement toward closing out 2017. Details below. SCHOOL FUNDING UPDATE The House K12 Education Budget committee continued its work on a school funding bill. It is likely they will have a bill to the House floor before the April 7 recess. The Senate began hearings…

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Legislative/Education update

NEIGHBORS: We have only a few weeks to go before the “regular” session ends. There is a break for most of April while new revenue numbers come in, then a wrap-up session in May. Lots of work to do and not much happened last week. SCHOOL FUNDING With the Gannon school funding order coming out just before their return, the legislature’s…

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School funding ruling

NEIGHBORS The Kansas Supreme Court issued its decision in the Gannon case regarding K12 school funding in Kansas.  Details follow. A LITTLE BACKGROUND This lawsuit was brought by citizens against the State of Kansas claiming that the level of school funding was not constitutional. It is the job of the Legislature to fund schools.  When people think the State is…

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Bills passed this week

NEIGHBORS: This was turn-around week at the Capitol. For the most part both the House and Senate were debating bills on the floor all week. Bills that pass will go to the other body for consideration in March when they return after a week-long break. See details below. There were a number of hearings on new school funding formulas in…

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