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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Tax bill to the Governor

NEIGHBORS: Week 6 saw a tax bill headed to the Governor’s desk. See details below. There were also several hearings on school finance formulas. Things are happening on the whole much faster than in previous years…and that could be a good thing! TAX PLAN HEADED TO GOVERNOR While a number of plans to try and fix our state’s financial imbalance…

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Tax Update

NEIGHBORS Week 5 of the session saw things really starting to heat up at the Capitol. Details below! FINISHING UP 2017 Even though January revenues were above estimates, there is still a $300+ million hole to fill before June 30. There is no practical way to raise that much new revenue in that time frame, and there is no practical…

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