New revenue and budget update

NEIGHBORS: The Consensus Revenue Estimating Group met today to revise estimates for the 2016 and 2017 fiscal years. The 2016 fiscal year runs through June 30, 2016.  The 2017 fiscal year is July 1, 2016, to June 30, 2017. Results and options below. REVENUE UPDATE The Consensus Revenue Estimating Group meets each April and November to make estimates through the…

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Education update

NEIGHBORS This update is focused on issues surrounding K12 public schools and what’s going on at the Legislature this session. Education is the number one issue for Kansas voters this year – with good reason. Hope you find the information helpful. GOVERNOR SIGNS EQUITY BILL Governor Brownback signed Senate Substitute for HB 2655 this week.  This is the Legislature’s response…

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Bill summary at the break

NEIGHBORS: The Legislature is on break until April 27. They will get new revenue estimates April 20, then come back for the “veto” session and wrap things up. It could take a few days or a few weeks. GOVERNOR SIGNS BILLS The Governor has signed 37 bills into law as of today.  Here are some of them: SB 175 allows…

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Bills to watch

NEIGHBORS: There is so much going on at the capitol, it’s hard to track it! Lots of committee work to finish up by “drop dead” day on March 25. That’s when all but the budget bills should be done.  The cool thing this year is that the public seems to be more engaged. And your voice is needed! SPOTLIGHT ON…

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