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Kansas Statehouse building (Photo by Dan Skinner)

UPDATE / Friday Night: The Kansas Legislature has passed a new plan to fund public schools that the governor says he'll sign.  Attorneys for school districts that sued the state say they support the plan.
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As of Friday evening, the Kansas Legislature had still not come up with a solution to fund public schools, but a new plan is emerging.  The Kansas Supreme Court ordered the Legislature to address equity problems in the existing system.  Lawmakers must find a better fix for funding public schools by July 1st or...

Representative Melissa Rooker speaking to reporters at the Statehouse. (Photo by Stephen Koranda)

Kansas lawmakers have approved a school funding plan that will avoid school closures.

Senator Jeff King speaking earlier this year. (Photo by Stephen Koranda)

The Kansas Senate has narrowly defeated a constitutional amendment that would have prevented courts from closing public schools in the future.

The proposal would divert unused economic development funds to public education. 

Here's a look at area headlines from the Associated Press

Here's a look at area news headlines from the Associated Press, as compiled by the KPR News Team.
 

The Kansas Jayhawk

Although no Jayhawks were picked in the first round, the Los Angeles Clippers chose 6-foot-9 KU freshman Cheik Diallo as the 33rd pick in the draft.
 

The Kansas Statehouse. (Photo by Dan Skinner)

Several large school districts endorsed a school funding plan, giving the bill a boost in the Statehouse.

Republicans Rep. Ron Ryckman (right) and Sen. Ty Masterson during a meeting at the Statehouse Thursday. (Photo by Stephen Koranda)

A school funding plan has been making fast progress in the Kansas Legislature, passing out of both House and Senate committees Thursday. 

$100 bills because we couldn't find a picture of what $900 million looks like. (Photo by J. Schafer)

Kansas leaders have approved writing a record $900 million I.O.U. in order to fund state government. The state is actually borrowing from itself by shifting funds from once account to another but the money is supposed to be paid back at a future date.

Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach will implement a two-tiered voting system in the upcoming elections where provisional ballots will be used for some Kansans and their votes won't count for certain races.

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