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Some lawmakers say the level of funding in the bill for 2018 is less than it was in 2009 and they say it's not likely to satisfy the state Supreme Court.
KMUW Radio Friday, June 16th

Attorneys for four school districts suing the state say they will challenge the new law because they believe it still falls hundreds of millions of dollars short of adequately funding schools. 

Kansas News Service Thursday, June 15th

The law would boost state aid by nearly $300 million over two years.

Tuition at Kansas public universities and colleges went up by about five percent last year.
Kansas News Service Wednesday, June 14th

The state’s new budget keeps spending on higher education essentially flat, except for increases at KU and Kansas State.

Kansas News Service Tuesday, June 13th

There are now four Democrats running for Congress in suburban Kansas City, hoping to unseat Republican Congressman Kevin Yoder in the state's 3rd Congressional District.

Associated Press Tuesday, June 13th

Flags across Kansas are flying at half-staff in honor of Patsy Terrell, the Hutchinson lawmaker who died last week.

The Kansas Statehouse. (Photo by Stephen Koranda)
Stephen Koranda Monday, June 12th

Lawmakers ended what was a difficult session.

House lawmakers debate the budget. (Photo by Stephen Koranda)
Stephen Koranda Sunday, June 11th

Other than a ceremonial last day, the 2017 session is in the books.

House budget negotiators Republican Troy Waymaster (right) and Democrat Kathy Wolfe Moore. (Photo by Stephen Koranda)
Stephen Koranda Friday, June 9th

One of the differences between budget plans relates to state employee raises.

Negotiators for the House and Senate are continuing talks to draft a final version of the spending plan.
Kansas News Service Friday, June 9th

The House approved a budget bill on a 99-23 vote last (THUR) night. The Senate already has approved its own budget legislation. 

Representative Terrell's desk covered in flowers. (Photo from Brandon Whipple)
Stephen Koranda Thursday, June 8th

Terrell was found dead in her hotel room this week.

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