July 8, 2013
The Kansas State Capitol Building in Topeka.
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The Kansas Supreme Court said Friday the state's current public school funding levels are unconstitutional. In the much-anticipated ruling, the court said Kansas' poor school districts were harmed when the state made the decision to cut certain payments when tax revenues declined during the Great Recession.
If there is one thing Republicans and Democrats can agree on, it's that the public is skeptical of what their elected officials are doing.
Starting a new legislative session during an election year and with a state Supreme Court ruling on school finance expected any day, Gov. Sam Brownback on Wednesday said his conservative Republican policies have helped lift Kansas from the Great Recession.
The Supreme Court heard arguments in the case in October, and its decision is expected around the same time the legislative session begins on Jan. 13.
In October, people without health insurance can enroll in the new health care marketplace at the healthcare.gov website for coverage that beings Jan. 1.
Opponents say law was an “intentional effort” to make it more difficult for him to vote.
A special legislative committee formed in Kansas to consider proposals for fixing the state’s “Hard 50” criminal sentencing law will meet the week before lawmakers convene a special session to draft its recommendations, the panel’s chairman said Wednesday.
About 1,140 former Kansas University Medical Center students received $17.75 million in FICA refunds last week, state officials reported today.