June 15, 2024

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Tag: Anthony Hensley

Sen. Hensley isn’t telling the truth about school funding

Sir Winston Churchill once said, “A lie gets halfway around the world before the truth has a chance to get…

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Audio disputes Cap-Journal claims about Senator Lynn

The Topeka Capital-Journal recently made conflict-of-interest allegations against Kansas Senator Julia Lynn (R-Olathe) centered largely on Lynn’s vote against a proposed…

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KC Star political agenda drives coverage of Senator Jim Denning

The Kansas City Star’s recent coverage of State Senator Jim Denning seems driven less by facts than a dual political…

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Despite legislative trick, Medicaid expansion unlikely in KS this year

Sen. Anthony Hensley, a Topeka Democrat, submitted a motion to move a House bill for Medicaid expansion out of committee…

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More money won’t end school funding litigation

Even if legislators give schools the extra $90 million per year that the Department of Education says is needed to…

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KS Senate Set To Repay $115M to KPERS

Kansas senators launched an opening salvo on the budget today, forwarding to final action a bill that would make a…

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Senate, House to Work Out Details of School Finance Bills

After several Senators changed their votes and a call of the Kansas Senate was rescinded, 21 Senators voted passed a…

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Tempers Flare in KS Legislature as Lawmakers Consider Constitutional Amendment for School Funding

Senate leadership announced they won’t schedule a debate on school finance until a constitutional amendment proposal moves through the House and…

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Colyer’s Position on Medicaid Expansion Veto Unclear

Gov. Jeff Colyer won’t say whether he’ll veto Medicaid expansion, but he may have a choice to make on the…

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Interim Committee Talks Tax Increases, Budget Cuts to Inject Money into Schools

Rep. Anthony Hensley said the legislature would have an additional $565 million in funding if property owners had been paying…

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Dem Leaders Request Interim Committee on School Finance

Legislative leadership will consider whether to create an interim committee on school finance in light of the Kansas Supreme Court’s…

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Conference Committee To Hash Out School Funding Legislation

A conference committee will hash out the differences between Kansas House and Senate school funding legislation. There will not be…

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Senate Torpedoes Flat Tax Proposal

Senators torpedoed a flat tax bill that would have created one, 4.6 percent income tax rate. Members of the Senate…

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Senate Committee to Examine School Funding Announced

Kansas Senate President Susan Wagle appointed a select committee to examine education funding, following a Kansas Supreme Court decision that…

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Senate Committee Mods Forward $128 Million School Cut to Senate

Most Kansas school districts have money available in contingency and flexible funds to weather a 5 percent cut in funding,…

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