The Latest From “Under the Dome”

Kansas and the DACA Reversal

First, as a refresher course, what is DACA? DACA stands for “Deferred Action for Child Arrivals” and is intended to benefit children who came to the United States as children in the company of their parents who are undocumented immigrants. These children are usually...
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Court Hears Arguments in School Finance

The Kansas Supreme Court heard arguments from the State and the Plaintiffs in the Gannon school finance lawsuit this morning. It was wrapped up before noon at which time the Court said they would take the arguments under consideration. How long that consideration will...
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Supreme Court: Schools May Open Under New Finance Bill

The Kansas Supreme Court yesterday announced that Kansas public schools will be allowed to open under the finance plan passed by the Legislature in Senate Bill 19. This is not, however, to mean that they believe the new formula to be adequate or constitutional. That...
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Brownback Signs School Finance Bill

Governor Brownback took his time about it, but yesterday he finally signed SB 19, the new school finance proposal passed by the House and Senate. Of course, in his signing statement, he had to take the opportunity to complain about the Legislature’s work product...
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The Session is Over, But the Court Must Still Rule

The 2017 Legislative session came to a close on Saturday night with the adoption by both chambers of the final budget conference committee report. There was little specific to public schools in the budget as the K-12 budget is contained in the school finance plan...
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