February 22, 2024

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Category: News

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Audit identifies concerns about state economic development incentives

A new report from the Kansas Division of Legislative Post Audit identifies serious deficiencies in several economic development incentive programs…

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Kansas Chamber poll: business leaders call for tax cuts, improving competitiveness in 2024

A year-end poll of 300 Kansas business leaders finds tax cuts, making the state’s economy more competitive, and workforce development…

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Some Kansas school districts send board members to NSBA training

At least 25 state school board associations canceled their membership with the National School Boards Association (NSBA) after it labeled…

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Point Forward child care grant raises questions about procedure

Earlier this year, the Crawford County Commission awarded more than $700,000 in American Rescue Plan Act funding to Point Forward,…

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Lansing school board narrowly approves transgender policy

The Lansing USD 469 School Board adopted a transgender student policy at its December meeting, a year after the same…

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Lawrence man sues city, library over First Amendment violation

A Lawrence man is suing the Lawrence City Commission, the commissioners individually, the Lawrence Public Library, and several library employees…

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Appeals court slams pre-signed quarantine orders

Kansans won a significant legal victory earlier this year, when the State Court of Appeals dismissed an appeal by Shawnee…

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Kansas legislative leaders reject governor’s renewed call for Medicaid expansion

Kansas Senate President Ty Masterson and House Speaker Dan Hawkins indicate Governor Laura Kelly’s latest effort to secure Medicaid expansion…

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Progress made in Wetmore land transfers

The ongoing controversy over land once a part of the now-closed Wetmore Academic Center appears near resolution after agreement was…

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School funding exceeds $20,000 per student adjusted for cost of living

New data from the Kansas Department of Education show school funding was $17,650 per student in the 2023 school year,…

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Reforming Kansas Tax Policy: big economic boost and a $4.5 billion surplus

Kansas should follow the lead of neighboring states and enact sweeping tax relief and boost the economy next year, according…

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Jackson Heights School District leaving KASB, citing political differences

Jackson Heights USD 335 is leaving the Kansas Association of School Boards (KASB) saying KASB no longer reflects the district’s…

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Kansas lawmakers discuss reform of civil asset forfeiture law

Standards of proof required for civil asset forfeiture, the process through which a law enforcement agency may seize and take…

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The City of Westwood wants to sell its park to a developer.

Kansas Justice Institute demands Westwood stop violating free speech rights over park sale

The Kansas Justice Institute is demanding the City of Westwood retract a letter threatening opponents of a development project with…

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LVCO superintendents lobby legislators and try to exclude board members

A decision to leave local school board members off an invitation list for Leavenworth County superintendents to lobby state legislators…

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School districts sitting on $1.25 billion in operating cash reserves

New data from the Kansas Department of Education show school districts collectively added $68 million to their operating cash reserves…

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Maize School District targeted by U. S. Department of Education in shared ancestry investigation

Maize USD 266 has been advised by the federal Department of Education’s (DOE) Office for Civil Rights that it is…

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Democrats push property tax hike on cars, farms, businesses

With the legislative session just around the corner, Kansas House Democrats are pushing a big property tax increase on cars…

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Clerical error saves Merriam residents $1 million in property tax

Merriam residents recently received a postcard informing them of a “clerical error” that will reduce property tax revenue next year.…

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Secret Codes curriculum unlocks the science of reading

The nation’s literacy crisis could easily be solved if educators simply started with the “Secret Codes” which unlock the mystery…

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Homeschooling jumps 57% in Kansas while public school enrollment declines

Calling it “the most detailed look to date at an unprecedented period of growth in American homeschooling,” the Washington Post has…

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“First, Do No Harm:” Doctors group risks careers to tell the truth about pandemic, immunizations

Five Johnson County physicians are going public with what they maintain is the “truth” about COVID-19, the series of immunizations,…

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Pennsylvania settlement allows parents to opt students out of SEL

In a victory for parents, America First Legal recently announced a settlement agreement in a lawsuit it filed earlier this…

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KSBRC event attracts experts discussing ways to improve student achievement

With the theme of Improving Student Achievement by Changing Adult Behaviors, the Kansas School Board Resource Center (KSBRC) brought education…

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