The Latest From “Under the Dome”

Half Time at the Kansas Legislature

What happens to all those Bills? The Kansas Legislature wrapped up its first half today and won’t resume their work until Monday, March 6. Under the rules, any bill that has not passed its chamber of origin is now dead and cannot be considered as a stand-alone...
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House Fights for Kansans; Senate Bows to Brownback

House Stands Up for Kansas, Overrides Tax Veto The excitement under the dome this morning was a motion to override the Governor’s veto of HB 2178, the tax reform bill that ends Brownback’s disastrous tax policies first enacted in 2012. The bill represents the first...
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Due Process Moves on House Floor

House Takes Preliminary Vote on Due Process and It Passes! When Rep. Clay Aurand (R-Belleville) cancelled the education committee meeting yesterday, it was done with the intent of ending the possibility that due process rights for Kansas teachers would be restored....
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A Day for Obstructionism

Aurand Stops Due Process Bill. Again. We came into the office today ready for the 3:30 pm meeting of the House Education Committee when Chairman Clay Aurand (R-Belleville) had scheduled time for working on bills. We were anxious to see if supporters of Kansas public...
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House Trying to Solve Things; Senate Kills a Tax Plan; IMPORTANT ACTION NEEDED TOMORROW

Post Highlights The House today voted 76-48 on final action to pass Sub for HB 2178, the tax bill that adds a third income tax bracket, adjusts rates, repeals the LLC loophole, and ends the glide path to zero. KNEA supports this bill. After finishing with Sub for HB...
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