The Latest From “Under the Dome”

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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Taxes, Due Process, & Tempers that Flare; Just Another Day Under the Dome

Post Highlights KNEA supports House tax bill believing there is room for improvement, but it is a good first step. The bill repeals the LLC income tax loophole beginning with tax year 2017, ends the glide path to zero income taxes, and sets three income tax brackets...
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Sham Hearing On Due Process

Once again teachers were told that they would be denied due process protections in Kansas when Education Committee Chairman Clay Aurand announced that he had no intention of working HB 2179 after a hearing. This was the first opportunity for this legislature to...
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