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Kansas House panel's leader resigns over school bill

Posted: 03/31/2014 - The House Appropriations Committee's chairman has resigned from the committee because he says he can't support a school funding plan drafted by the chamber's Republican leaders.

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Kansas House panel to open school funding hearings

Posted: 03/31/2014 - A Kansas House committee is set to begin two days of hearings on a proposal to increase funding for public schools in an effort to satisfy a state Supreme Court ruling.

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Kansas Senate GOP unveils schools plan

Posted: 03/26/2014 - Republican leaders in the Kansas Senate have outlined a new school funding plan that would give local districts extra authority to increase property taxes to supplement their state funds.

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Governor signs Kansas party-switching limits bill

Posted: 03/25/2014 - The bill signed Tuesday bars voters who register with one party from switching their affiliation from June 1 in an election year until after results from August party primaries are certified.

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UPDATE: Governor pleased with Kansas school bill progress

Updated: 03/25/2014 - Republican Gov. Sam Brownback is optimistic legislators are getting closer to a school funding solution to satisfy a Kansas Supreme Court ruling, though he would like to see more of the new spending directed toward classrooms.

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Tensions remain between legislators, KU

Posted: 03/24/2014 - Some university defenders say the disagreements stem from the perception of the Lawrence community and campus, which is often seen as liberal in an otherwise conservative state.

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Kansas House GOP unveils school funding proposal

Posted: 03/20/2014 - Kansas House Republicans have outlined a plan that fully funds aid to poor school districts but ties the money to policy changes designed to expand parents' choices on where to send their children.

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Debate on federal health law postponed

Updated: 03/20/2014 - The state House has postponed a debate on whether Kansas should join a compact of states seeking to exempt themselves from the federal health care law.

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