The Latest From “Under the Dome”

Still Gathering Info; Thinking About the Prospects

KSEdTalk- LEGISLATIVE LANDSCAPE 2018, CLICK HERE TO LISTEN These early days of a legislative session leave us wondering what we have to report to you every day! Legislators might be thought of as “hunter/gatherers.” While hunting for ideas and solutions,...

The State of Our State…

Last night, Governor Brownback delivered his final State-of-the-State address to a joint session of the Kansas Legislature. And what a speech it was. It is roundly being attacked by his former allies, the most conservative Republican Legislators, with JR Claeys...

Special School Funding Committee Wraps Up Three Days of Meetings

The 2017 Special Committee on a Comprehensive Response to the School Finance Decision (hereinafter referred to as the SCCRSFD) wrapped up their third day of meetings today, ending with a presentation from Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt. Schmidt spoke broadly...

Talking Taxes and One Senator Wants to Block the Court

Lots to Think About Vis-a-Vis Taxes The 2017 Joint Committee on Assessment and Taxation met for a day and a half this week to gather information that may guide the work of the 2018 Legislature as they continue to grapple with tax policy. The Committee members are Rep....

School Finance and KPERS Under Discussion in the Statehouse

Starting to Talk About a School Finance Fix The first meeting of the Special Committee on a Comprehensive Response to the School Finance Decision (how’s that for a committee name!) met for the first time yesterday. They will meet again for two days on December...