68.6 F
Wichita
Tuesday, May 26, 2020

TAG

school funding

The Coronavirus Blew A $650M Hole In Kansas’ Budget, Putting Even School Funding In Jeopardy

By Stephen Koranda - Kansas News Service LAWRENCE, Kansas — When Kansas lawmakers left for an early spring break in mid-March, the state was projected to...

Session Recap: Kansas Democrats Wield New Power, But GOP Leaders Thwart Medicaid Expansion

By Stephen Koranda - Kansas News Service In the waning days of the 2019 session, the conservative Republicans controlling the Kansas Legislature made one thing...

Tax And School Funding “mega-bill” To Be Debated In Topeka

The Kansas House of Representatives is expected to debate what is being called a mega-bill today which ties sweeping tax reforms and higher funding...

State Budget Fixes Still In Negotiating Stages As Deadline Approaches

Some Kansas legislators are floating the most aggressive plan yet to raise income taxes to fix the state budget. The House and Senate resumed their...

Kansas Legislature Back In Business Today

Gov. Sam Brownback kicked off the Kansas legislative session by drawing lines in the sand on taxes, spending and Medicaid expansion, and he has...

State Legislator Calls For Utility Surcharges To Fund Education

A Republican leader in the Kansas Senate says he’ll propose a fee on all utility bills in the state to help fund education. Senate Majority...

Kansas Legislature Recesses For “Spring Break” Until May 1

Kansas legislators hit adjournment Friday for their “spring break” with some big tasks left for their wrap-up session beginning May 1. Priorities include taxation and...

Legislative Committee Works Toward Increasing Education Funding

A Kansas legislative committee worked eight hours Thursday night and didn’t come up with a new school funding formula. But we now know the goal...

Many Educators Pessimistic About Funding Plan

Kansas educators apparently see problems with a new school funding plan being considered by legislators, and a significant one is what they see as...

REPORT: Governor Brownback Could Step Down For U.N. Post In Italy

A report from Kansas Public Radio says that Kansas Governor Sam Brownback has been tapped to fill a United Nations position in Rome, Italy...

Kansas Headlines

Governor signs disaster declaration, calls for special session, warns of grave consequences to state without legislative action

Today Governor Laura Kelly announced a series of actions her administration is taking to respond to the emergency situation COVID-19 currently presents to the...

K-State film about school district’s transition to online teaching goes viral

MANHATTAN — A 13-minute video produced by the Kansas State University College of Education chronicles one rural Kansas school district's transition to remote teaching because of COVID-19. "Wamego's...

KDHE recommends self-quarantine for Kansans who traveled to Lake of the Ozarks

TOPEKA – The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) is recommending voluntary 14-day self-quarantine for those Kansans who traveled to Lake of the...

Kansas Gov. Kelly’s Emergency Powers Weakened By Lawmakers Who Say She Overreacted To COVID-19

By Stephen Koranda - Kansas News Service TOPEKA, Kansas — In a one-day marathon session that wrapped up a legislative year upended by the coronavirus, Kansas...

Kansas News Service

Kansas Gov. Kelly’s Emergency Powers Weakened By Lawmakers Who Say She Overreacted To COVID-19

By Stephen Koranda - Kansas News Service TOPEKA, Kansas — In a one-day marathon session that wrapped up a legislative year upended by the coronavirus, Kansas...

The Coronavirus Blew A $650M Hole In Kansas’ Budget, Putting Even School Funding In Jeopardy

By Stephen Koranda - Kansas News Service LAWRENCE, Kansas — When Kansas lawmakers left for an early spring break in mid-March, the state was projected to...

Kansas Educators Worry What Five Months Away From Classrooms Will Do To Schoolkids

By Stephan Bisaha - Kansas News Service WICHITA, Kansas — The summer slide. That’s the annual learning loss that happens when students spend three months away...

Despite Meatpacking Plants’ Efforts, Kansas Workers Say ‘We’re Right Next To Each Other’

By Corinne Boyer - Kansas News Service DODGE CITY, Kansas — In the days leading up to President Donald Trump’s mandate that all meatpacking plants stay open,...

Protecting Voters From COVID-19 Will Cost Kansas Counties Extra

By Daniel Caudill - Kansas News Service WICHITA, Kansas — Thousands of Reno County voters usually cast their ballots at the Kansas State Fairgrounds in Hutchinson,...