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Kansas News Service Friday, May 19th

If Kansas lawmakers don't come up with an adequate funding plan for public education before June 30th, the state Supreme Court could order public schools to close.  And if that happens, some fear a lot of hungry kids won't get fed this summer.

Raney Gilliland points to damage caused by the water leak. (Photo by Stephen Koranda)
Stephen Koranda Friday, May 19th

The water flooded offices housing the Kansas Legislative Research Department.

This year's session hits the 95 day mark today (FRI). Lawmakers met for a record 114 days in 2015.
Kansas News Service Friday, May 19th

Lawmakers face the twin challenges of closing a nearly $1 billion dollar budget gap and increasing school funding. 

Kobach has promoted a Kansas law requiring proof of citizenship in order to vote.
KMUW Radio Friday, May 19th

Kansas Secretary of State Kobach cites nine successful voter fraud prosecutions as evidence of a significant problem.

Kansas News Service Friday, May 19th

The Kansas Legislature has created a special task force to look into the state's troubled foster care system.

Representative Steven Johnson speaking at a meeting earlier this month. (Photo by Stephen Koranda)
Stephen Koranda Thursday, May 18th

The proposal would have fully reversed tax cuts pushed by Governor Sam Brownback.

The Kansas Statehouse. (Photo by Stephen Koranda)
Stephen Koranda Thursday, May 18th

The plan says more information should be disclosed and it should be in 12-point font.

The Legislature needs to write a new school-funding plan and close a projected $900 million budget gap before adjourning the annual session.
Kansas News Service Thursday, May 18th

Some lawmakers don’t want to vote on a big tax increase until they have a school finance target, others want to vote on taxes first. ​

Irene Hoheusle speaking to the Senate's tax committe. (Photo by Stephen Koranda)
Stephen Koranda Wednesday, May 17th

The plan would impose sales taxes on some services to help eliminate a budget gap.

According to a new Kansas public opinion survey, public dissatisfaction with Governor Sam Brownback declined slightly from last year.
Kansas News Service Wednesday, May 17th

Governor Sam Brownback’s approval rating among Kansans ranks lower than that of President Donald Trump, according to the annual Kansas Speaks survey released Tuesday.

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