Bills go to the Governor

NEIGHBORS: It was a busy week at the Capitol.  Dozens of bills were passed by the House and Senate.  Over the next week they will conference on bills to see where they can find agreement.  Then they will break from April 3 to April 27 to get new revenue estimates.  If you have questions about a particular bill, write back to me…

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Block grant passes House

NEIGHBORS: Friday was a sad day for Kansas kids as the House passed by just one vote SB7, repealing the current school funding law and replacing it with a block grant for two years. There were thousands of calls last night trying to get representatives to vote this bill down. But they just came up short. BLOCK GRANT – WHY IT’S…

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Block grant cuts school funding

NEIGHBORS: The House and Senate leadership released their plan for a two-year block grant for K12 public schools. They said it would provide stability for education funding and put more money in the classrooms. That is not true. I’m writing today so you have the details on the block grant proposal. BLOCK GRANT CUTS FUNDING House and Senate leaders announced…

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Session reaches half-way point

NEIGHBORS: The House and Senate wrapped things up Thursday night and are at the the half-way point of the session.  Here is a summary of some of the bills passed by the House and Senate this week.  Still no progress on a budget or tax bills. They have been dealing mostly with social bills, election bills, gun bills, and other miscellaneous bills….

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Budget, tax, and bills update

NEIGHBORS: Next Friday is “turn-around” day at the Capitol. It marks the half-way point of the session.  By then each house is supposed to have passed most of its bills.  The House and Senate sort of trade bills at this point and consider each others’ bills during March. Neither body has done much yet, but there are dozens of bills…

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