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Dyslexia Task Force Holds First Meeting

The Legislative Task Force on Dyslexia met yesterday in the Statehouse for what was essentially a meeting designed to learn about each other – what each person brings to the task force – and to review the charges put to the task force by the Legislature....

KNEA / KPAC Primary Election Candidate Recommendations

In this edition of Under the Dome, we share with you our recommendations for the August primary elections. When you see them, you’ll probably be wondering about the race for Kansas Governor or the Congressional races. Two of the congressional races are listed, but two...

Kansas Supreme Court Rules in Gannon

Key takeaways from today’s ruling: Funding remains inadequate, specifically relating to needed calculations for inflation in future years. The current funding system can continue to operate this year, and the Kansas Legislature has until April 2019 to provide a...

Supreme Court Hears Arguments in Gannon School Finance Lawsuit

The Kansas Supreme Court today heard arguments from Plaintiffs and the State in the school finance case that will determine whether or not this year’s school finance bill will meet constitutionality on both equity and adequacy. Although it is not officially part...

House Saves the Day; Kills Corporate Tax Giveaway & Tax Cuts for the Rich

Later this week, we will provide a more comprehensive review of the 2018 Legislative Session but for today, we talk about the taxing events of Thursday and Friday, May 3 and 4. Two highly controversial bills dominated the discussion for these two days. One was Sub for...