The Latest From “Under the Dome”

Bullying for Vouchers; Re-amortizing KPERS

When is a bullying bill not a bullying bill? When it's a voucher bill instead! Today in the K-12 Budget Committee, Chairperson Kristey Williams held a hearing on a bill which purports to help victims of bullying, but which really advances a voucher scheme. According...

House Pensions Committee passes out KPERS reamortization bill

Senate Majority Leader, Jim Denning in 2016 speaking in support of a budget amendment allowing then Governor Brownback to delay payments into the KPERS system- "the provision was meant to free up capital for the state in the short term, but also ensure that the...

Funding and curriculum mandates

Senate Committee on Education Finance continues hearing on SB 44 The Senate Select Committee on Education Finance continued their hearing on Senate Bill 44, Governor Kelly's school funding bill intended to end the Gannon school finance lawsuit by addressing the last...

What’s coming up?

The Reamortization of KPERS remains a hot topic Many people are wondering and worrying about a proposal to reamortize KPERS and rightfully so. We know how important a secure retirement is to school employees and to all Kansans. KPERS benefits are spent by retirees...

Wasn’t that a mighty storm?

One storm was on the Senate floor Senate President, Susan Wagle The tax debate storm hit the Senate floor Wednesday night as the ice was moving in on most of the rest of Kansas. And frankly, some of the exchanges in the debate were a tad icy as well! Senate President...