Revenues tank

NEIGHBORS: The Legislature adjourned without addressing the school funding lawsuit order from the Kansas Supreme Court. It was also reported that May state revenues were $76 million below estimates. Details follow below. MAY REVENUES BELOW ESTIMATES State revenues came in $76 million below estimates. Earlier this month the Governor announced budget cuts and transfers of $97 million to provide an…

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Court ruling

NEIGHBORS: The Supreme Court handed down its ruling on the Legislature’s fix for the funding equity problem. Details below. Also more information about the impact of the Governor’s budget cuts. COURT RULES ON EQUITY The Kansas Supreme Court ruled on the Legislature’s “fix” for the equity issue in K12 school funding. Earlier this year, the Court ordered that the equity…

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Let’s get to work!

NEIGHBORS: Even though the state news on jobs is pretty bad (i.e., 3,700 jobs lost in April), the local news is pretty good. ┬áSo I thought it was time I focused on how we can take advantage of that! Feel free to share this with anyone you know who is looking for employment in our area. LET’S GET TO WORK!…

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Governor makes cuts

NEIGHBORS The Governor outlined the cuts he made to balance the 2016-2017 budgets. See below for details on the cuts and where we stand now with the budget going forward. GOVERNOR MAKES CUTS Governor Brownback announced his cuts to fill the nearly $300 million hole the Legislature left him to deal with. In addition to the cuts to KDOT already…

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