New tax rates and school funding plan

NEIGHBORS: A new school funding bill is on the Governor’s desk and a tax bill is law. See details below. SCHOOL FUNDING BILL TO THE GOVERNOR SB 19 creates a new school funding formula. It passed the House 67-55 and the Senate 23-17.  It is on the Governor’s desk for his consideration. He can sign it, veto it, or let…

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State Board of Education April update

Friends: The Legislature returned on May 1. They have a boat load of work to do! Taxes, budget, and school funding will be on center stage. I will be updating you as things happen. In the mean time, I’m reporting tonight on state school board issues. Hope you find this interesting!   Meeting with Senator Moran The State Board met…

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KanCare -or not?

NEIGHBORS April 7 is the first adjournment of the 2017 session. Last week saw a flurry of action and this coming week will be even wilder. Don’t expect any “final” action on school funding, the budget, or taxes before the break, because they will be waiting on the new revenue forecast due out in late April. The big action items…

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Budget bill to conference

NEIGHBORS Not a lot of action at the Capitol last week, but at least some movement toward closing out 2017. Details below. SCHOOL FUNDING UPDATE The House K12 Education Budget committee continued its work on a school funding bill. It is likely they will have a bill to the House floor before the April 7 recess. The Senate began hearings…

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