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Governor Sam Brownback speaking last month. (Photo by Stephen Koranda)
Stephen Koranda Monday, March 6th

Brownback's plan relies on business filling fees as well as tobacco and alcohol taxes.

The Kansas Statehouse. (Photo by Stephen Koranda)
Stephen Koranda Monday, March 6th

The proposal would replace part of the Lansing Correctional Facility.

The Kansas Statehouse. (Photo by Stephen Koranda)
Stephen Koranda Monday, March 6th

They’ll get back to work with some new information about the challenges they face.

State lawmakers are returning to Topeka after their mid-session break.
Kansas News Service Monday, March 6th

Republican Majority Leader Jim Denning says he may want school districts to use two percent of their reserve funds to help balance the state budget.  

Lawmakers were already looking for hundreds of millions of dollars to balance the state budgets.
Kansas News Service Friday, March 3rd

By some estimates, it could take an additional $800 million a year to adequately fund the state's public schools.

Dark clouds gather above the Kansas Statehouse in Topeka. (Photo by J. Schafer)
Kansas News Service Thursday, March 2nd

Kansas lawmakers were already in the process of writing a new formula for funding public schools. Now, the Kansas Supreme Court has given the Legislature a June 30 deadline to come up with a plan that adequately funds those schools. The court ruled Thursday that the current funding level is unconstitutionally low.

The Kansas Supreme Court has ruled that the Legislature is not spending enough on public education and has given lawmakers a deadline of June 30th to respond to its ruling.
Staff and Wire ... Thursday, March 2nd

The court says it will issue a decision in a lawsuit filed in 2010 by four Kansas school districts.

Kansas tax receipts exceeded expectations in February
Kansas News Service Thursday, March 2nd

Four months ago, state officials lowered their official estimates for monthly tax collections. Now, for the fourth month in a row, tax collections have exceeded those new projections.

Kansas Statehouse (Photo by J. Schafer)
Kansas News Service Tuesday, February 28th

Diabetes is a big problem in Kansas. State lawmakers say they want to tackle the problem, but earlier attempts to do so have fizzled.

Governor Brownback speaking to reporters at the Statehouse. (Photo by Stephen Koranda)
Stephen Koranda Monday, February 27th

The exception allows thousands of business owners not to pay income taxes.


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