Primary information and more!

NEIGHBORS: Primary elections are August 2 and there are many issues up for debate. Don’t forget to vote! PRIMARY ELECTION INFORMATION There are a number of interesting primary elections in both parties on August 2. Some counties combine election locations for primaries, so be sure to know where you are going ahead of time. Here are the dates when advance…

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School funding bill passes

NEIGHBORS Legislators finished a two-day special session to resolve the equity problem with our school funding formula. ┬áDetails follow. EQUITY FIX PASSES LEGISLATURE Last Thursday the Senate introduced a bill to fix the school funding equity issue. It provided the $38 million needed to equalize Local Option Budget levies across the state, but took money out of classroom funds to…

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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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