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House Ed Budget Committee sends two bills to the floor Two bills were moved out of the House K-12 Budget Committee last night - one dealing with funding, the other with policy. Both bills will now go to the full House for debate next week. And both bills are opposed...

Debate on several issues continues under the dome tonight.

KEY POINTS:-House K-12 Budget Committee is continuing to discuss potential school finance solutions, largely ignoring the Governor's solution while Chairperson pushes HB 2395 (which education community opposes). -Medicaid expansion reaches the debate phase on the...

Attacking Employee Rights

This morning the Senate Commerce Committee, held a hearing on SB 175, which requires members of public employee unions to be notified by their employer annually of their right to drop their union membership. Some might wonder why this bill is even necessary, given...

School Finance Actions & Brownback 2.0

Senate passes response to Gannon decision Kansas Supreme Court Lobby The Kansas Senate debated SB 142, a school finance bill that responds to the Gannon decision by increasing school funding by about $90 million and carries that increase forward through the life of...

School Funding: A Tale of Two Bills

UPDATE: By a vote of 32-8, SB 142 passed the Senate this evening. We'll have a more detailed update in tomorrow's Under the Dome. Vote by Senator: Voting for: Baumgardner, Billinger, Bollier, Bowers, Braun, Denning, Doll, Estes, Faust-Goudeau, Francisco, Givens,...