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Kansas lawmakers send school funding bill to governor

An attorney representing four school districts suing Kansas says an education funding plan approved by lawmakers isn't adequate.Attorney John Robb predicted Thursday that the Kansas Supreme Court will reject Democratic Gov. Laura Kelly's plan for an education funding increase of roughly $90 million a year. 

Conservatives seek conditions on new Kansas school funds

If Kansas' highest court is going to force state lawmakers to boost public education funding again, some conservative Republicans want something in return.    Their list includes a say in how new dollars are spent and a voucher program to allow bullied kids to switch to private schools.

Missouri will prohibit medical marijuana at veterans' nursing homes

Residents and employees of Missouri's seven nursing homes for veterans will not be allowed to use medical marijuana.    Missouri Veterans Commission Executive Director Grace Link said Monday the state must prohibit the use of medical marijuana at the homes in order to comply with the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, which considers pot an illegal drug.

Kansas WIC funded despite shutdown

Kansas health officials say the state has enough money to fund the Women, Infants and Children program into March, even if the partial federal government shutdown continues.   

Federal shutdown delays Oklahoma road contracts

Oklahoma is delaying contracts for new road and bridge contracts because of uncertainty over federal funding for transportation projects amid the partial federal government shutdown.    Transportation officials in Oklahoma this week announced plans to delay bids on 45 new highway projects worth about $137 million.    Other states are preparing for that possibility if the shutdown continues, especially those that receive a large share of their highway money from the federal...